balladmonger

[ bal-uh d-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈbæl ədˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /

noun

a seller of ballads.
an inferior poet.

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Origin of balladmonger

First recorded in 1590–1600; ballad + monger

OTHER WORDS FROM balladmonger

bal·lad·mon·ger·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for balladmonger

balladmonger
/ (ˈbælədˌmʌŋɡə) /

noun

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