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

  • n. Chiefly Scots A poet.

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  • n. A poet writing in Scots.


Middle English, variant of maker, maker, poet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Scots makar. (Wiktionary)


  • A panel accompanying a report on the search for a Scottish poet laureate, the makar, anticipated the decision of the judges of the 2010 TS Eliot prize, due on 24 January.

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  • Since Lochhead was appointed makar "it's been bonkers", she tells me.

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  • Last week too, Liz Lochhead was appointed Scotland's makar.

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  • Liz Lochhead , the Scottish makar national poet; and the Cambridge professor of children's poetry Morag Styles.

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  • REFREN REMI: može se - samo pitaj dok drugi šute možeš sve - gledaj pred sebe ne skreći s rute bori se - sve do posljednje minute gle - ako si luzer pojest će te može se - jer znaš da gore nemre ispast ne daj se - makar te ego vodi u napast bori se - tvoje je tvoje, neće to ukrast gle - ako si luzer pojest će te - Business News

  • Human Rights Watch has long expressed concerns over anti-separatist sweeps by the police, which often result in individuals who peacefully express support for independence being arrested and detained on charges of treason or rebellion (makar).

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  • Poetry News: STIRLING Council has appointed writer, poet and performer Magi Gibson as the city's makar, who will promote poetry throughout the area for the next three years. News

  • Maeve's father William, meanwhile, is Professor of Celtic and Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University; her mother, Valerie, has recently retired as the city's makar, or poet laureate.


  • Morgan, the Scots makar or poet laureate, is the only one left alive, at 89 living in a Glasgow nursing home.


  • I have a tula rashi & makar lagna with saturn in my 7th house ... what will be the effect of sadey sati to me? en Español

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  • "The Scots Makar - or national poet - Edwin Morgan has died at the age of 90. Mr Morgan, who was widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th Century, passed away on Thursday after suffering pneumonia."
    - Scots Makar Edwin Morgan dies aged 90, BBC website, 19 August 2010.

    August 19, 2010

  • Old Scots term for a bard, according to yarb. And yarb wouldn't lie. :-)

    October 26, 2007