POE’TASTER. n.s. [Latin.] A vile petty poet.
Let no poetaster command or intreat
Another extemporer verses to make. Benj. Johnson.
Begin not as th’old poetaster did,
Troy’s famous war, and Priam’s fate I sing. Roscommon.
Horace hath exposed those trifling poetasters, that spend
themselves in glaring descriptions, and sewing here and there
some cloth of gold on their sackcloth. Felton.

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