Definitions

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

  • n. One who composes light verse.
  • n. A minor or inferior poet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rhymer; a poetaster

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rhymer; a maker of poor poetry.

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)

Etymologies

rhyme + -ester (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 'Why, thou school-boy rhymester, that is the only merit thou hast, and that not thine own!

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • I suppose you have in mind the Stratford rhymester.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kids These Days

  • The aggression also mirrors 1998's war of words between LL Cool J and Canibus, a computer science major and tech-centric rhymester who fabricated a feud to generate publicity, according to Journal of Hip-Hop editor Andrew Ryan , who teaches both computers and hip-hop culture at George Mason University, Virginia.

    Rap Marketing Comes to Nerdcore

  • French rhymester in his alley, and Silas in the valley of the shadow of death; perfect liberty, and a peremptory order to return in a week; — all illustrating one another.

    Uncle Silas

  • And certainly not a two-bit rhymester like Steve Jackson.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • "Young lust, you mean, rhymester," laughed the second fighter.

    Oathbreaker

  • A poet is always a dead rhymester, -- a philosopher, a dead dreamer.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • The rhymester introduced all the characters; for instance:

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • General rules they can lay down, as poets can the elements of their own trade; but these rules are at the command of the veriest daub or rhymester; the manifold development of them to results almost divine remaining, even to those who achieve it in either walk, evasive and untraceable.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • Remorse, were not, as to the eighteenth-century rhymester, merely Greek ladies draped in flowing raiment; to him they were realities, intensely focussed in himself.

    Watts (1817-1904)

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