from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unskilled poet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A petty poet: a feeble rimester, or a writer of indifferent verses.
New Latin poētaster : Latin poēta, poet; see poet + Latin -aster, pejorative suff.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from the New Latin poētaster. poet + -aster (Wiktionary)