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)