[pee-trahr-kist, pe-]


a person who imitates the literary style employed by Petrarch, especially the poets of the English Renaissance who employed the Petrarchan sonnet style.

Origin of Petrarchist

First recorded in 1815–25; Petrarch + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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