versifier

noun

ver·​si·​fi·​er ˈvər-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce versifier (audio)
: one that versifies
especially : a writer of light or inferior verse

Examples of versifier in a Sentence

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 Her language thus had its necessary counterpoint: the Bronx’s fullness against her poetry’s economy; the streetcorner’s pizzicato against her versifier’s swing. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 25 Mar. 2022 Modest Durnov, an artist and versifier, did not leave his mark on the world of art. Sarah Vitali, Harper's magazine, 10 May 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of versifier was in the 14th century

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“Versifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/versifier. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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