balladmonger

[bal-uh d-muhng-ger, -mong-]

Origin of balladmonger

First recorded in 1590–1600; ballad + monger
Related formsbal·lad·mon·ger·ing, noun
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balladmonger

noun
  1. (formerly) a seller of ballads, esp on broadsheets
  2. derogatory a writer of mediocre poetry
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