from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who composes rhymes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A minstrel.
  • n. One who makes, composes, or recites rhymes or simple poems.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes rhymes; a versifier; -- generally in contempt; a poor poet; a poetaster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)


From Middle English rymare, from Old English rīmere ("a compouter, reckoner, calculator"), equivalent to rhyme +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch rijmer, German Reimer, Danish rimer, Swedish rimmare, Icelandic rímari. More at rhyme. (Wiktionary)


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