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poetaster

[poh-it-as-ter] /ˈpoʊ ɪtˌæs tər/
noun
1.
an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin or Neo-Latin; see poet, -aster1
Related forms
poetastering, poetastery, poetastry, poetasterism, noun
poetastric, poetastrical, adjective
Synonyms
rhymester.
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poetaster

/ˌpəʊɪˈtæstə; -ˈteɪ-/
noun
1.
a writer of inferior verse
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin; see poet, -aster
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Word Origin and History for poetastry

poetaster

n.

1590s, from Middle French poetastre (1550s), from Latin poeta (see poet) + -aster, diminutive (pejorative) suffix. Old Norse had skaldfifl "poetaster."

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