poetaster

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"Sir—sir—" spluttered the poetaster, crimson with anger and mortification.

Jonson figures personally in the ‘Poetaster’ under the name of Horace.

The Satiromastix” may be considered as a parody on “The Poetaster.

Everybody of any education was either a poet or a poetaster.

Had it not been for this 'poetaster,' Kenilworth might never have been written.

Besides, I hope to taste some of the pie, and a pie-taster should not be a poetaster.

Dissipated rascal, and venal flatterer the poetaster had always been, but never traitor.

Talbot had been that schoolfellow of William Henry already spoken of, who was a poetaster like himself.

The Earl of Dorset, though but a poetaster himself, knew how to appreciate the higher genius of others.

Isaac Hawkins Browne was a poetaster of some little celebrity in the last century.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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