1Scottish archaic A poet or bard.
- ‘poetry is in great shape, with Robertson and Paterson prominent among the many makars, as Scots of old called their poets’
- 1.1(in Scotland) an eminent poet appointed by an official body, especially one appointed by the government as the national poet of Scotland.‘in 2011 she was named as the second Scots Makar’
- ‘being Edinburgh Makar for the last six years has been a great honor’
Late Middle English (in the spelling maker, a sense of maker); the Scottish spelling dates from the late 15th century, while the modern use originated in the 21st century.
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