Poetaster Po"et*as`ter, n. An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic art. [1913 Webster]

The talk of forgotten poetasters. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • poetaster — (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. poetastre (1550s), from L. poeta (poet) + aster, diminutive (pejorative) suffix …   Etymology dictionary

  • poetaster — poetàster m DEFINICIJA podr. loš pjesnik, nadripjesnik, stihoklepac, piskaralo (stihova) ETIMOLOGIJA srlat. ← v. poetika, poeta + lat. aster (označava loše oponašanje prave tvari) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • poetaster — *poet, versifier, rhymer, rhymester, bard, minstrel, troubadour …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • poetaster — [pō′ə tas΄tər] n. [ModL: see POET1 & ASTER2] a writer of mediocre verse; rhymester; would be poet …   English World dictionary

  • poetáster — tra m (á) knjiž. pesnikovalec, pesnikun: on ni poet, ampak le poetaster …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • poetaster — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin poeta + aster aster Date: 1599 an inferior poet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • poetaster — poetastering, poetastery, poetastry, poetasterism, n. poetastric, poetastrical, adj. /poh it as teuhr/, n. an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse. [1590 1600; < ML or NL; see POET, ASTER1] Syn. rhymester. * * * …   Universalium

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