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- n. One who lives in a garret.
- n. A poor author; a literary hack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of a garret; hence, an impecunious author.
And bounded up five flights of stairs, a gallant garreteer;
I fancy that he supposed me ignorant of the matter, or thought that if I had heard of it, I should never connect the respectable Dr. Black of Harlesden with a poor garreteer in the backwoods of London.
Schiller, 'said the veteran garreteer, in writing afterwards to Gleim,
The writer was certainly not, as he pretends, one of Dundee's officers, but a stupid and ignorant Grub Street garreteer.
On approaching the palace from the Pont Royal, you take in at a glance all the various strata of inhabitants; the garreteer in the roof; the retainer in the entre-sol; the courtiers at the casements of the royal apartments; while on the ground-floor a steam of savory odors and a score or two of cooks, in white caps, bobbing their heads about the windows, betray that scientific and all-important laboratory, the Royal Kitchen.
Charles Hanbury Williams, who, Mr. Hervey imagined, was the authour of an attack upon him; but that it was afterwards discovered to be the work of a garreteer who wrote _The Fool_ : the pamphlet therefore against
Muses that ever fuddled the brain of a garreteer! "
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)