ver·​si·​fi·​er | \ ˈvər-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce versifier (audio) \

Definition of versifier

: one that versifies especially : a writer of light or inferior verse

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I may not be a great poet, but I'm as good as those versifiers hired by the greeting card companies.
Recent Examples on the Web Modest Durnov, an artist and versifier, did not leave his mark on the world of art. Sarah Vitali, Harper's magazine, "Kill Your Darlings," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of versifier

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Versifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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