bard, lyricist, maker (archaic) rhymer, versifier
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poet ( poets plural ) A poet is a person who writes poems. n-count He was a painter and poet.
poet laureate ( poet laureates plural) ( poets laureate plural ) Thepoet laureate is the official poet of a country. In Britain the poet laureate is paid by the government for the rest of their life. In the United States they are paid for a fixed period. n-count usu the N
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