One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of writing poetry in the manner of a poetaster; the composition of bad verse.
That writes in the manner of a poetaster.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Daniel Defoe (?1660–1731), writer and businessman. From poetast- + -ing<br>1960s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From poetaste + -ing.
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