poetaster


po·et·as·ter

noun \ˈpō-ə-ˌtas-tər\

Definition of POETASTER

:  an inferior poet

Examples of POETASTER

  1. <she's a poetaster whose verse never rises above what is found on greeting cards>

Origin of POETASTER

New Latin, from Latin poeta + -aster -aster
First Known Use: 1599

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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