- Rhymes: -æstə(ɹ)
criticaster (plural criticasters)
- A petty or charlatan critic.
- 1903, Charles Reade, Hard Cash: A Matter-of-fact Romance, page 439:
- […] indeed, like Edgar, he rather overdoes it, and so puzzles his enemies in the play, and certain German criticasters and English mad doctors in the closet, and does not puzzle his bosom friend in the play one bit, nor the pit for whom he was created.