balladmonger

[bal-uh d-muhng-ger, -mong-]
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noun

a seller of ballads.
an inferior poet.

Nearby words

  1. ballade,
  2. balladeer,
  3. balladic,
  4. balladist,
  5. balladize,
  6. balladry,
  7. ballance,
  8. ballantyne,
  9. ballarat,
  10. ballard

Origin of balladmonger

First recorded in 1590–1600; ballad + monger

Related formsbal·lad·mon·ger·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for balladmonger

balladmonger

noun

(formerly) a seller of ballads, esp on broadsheets
derogatory a writer of mediocre poetry
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