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

  • n. One who composes rhymes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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. (Wiktionary)

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