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Definition of "makar" [makar]

  • Chiefly Scots A poet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "makar" in a sentence
  • "A panel accompanying a report on the search for a Scottish poet laureate, the makar, anticipated the decision of the judges of the 2010 TS Eliot prize, due on 24 January."
  • "Since Lochhead was appointed makar "it's been bonkers", she tells me."
  • "Last week too, Liz Lochhead was appointed Scotland's makar."