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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who composes rhymes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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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.

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