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

  • n. A petty or inferior critic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A petty or charlatan critic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A contemptible or vicious critic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior or incompetent critic; a petty censurer.


critic + Latin -aster, pejorative suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
critic +‎ -aster (Wiktionary)



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  • JM doesn't know much about criticasters but what he knows he doesn't like!

    March 10, 2010

  • An inferior or petty critic.

    May 12, 2008