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  ( 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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