arm-chair

armchair

[ahrm-chair]
noun
1.
a chair with sidepieces or arms to support a person's forearms or elbows.
adjective
2.
theorizing without the benefit of practical experience: an armchair football coach.
3.
participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously: an armchair traveler.

Origin:
1625–35; arm1 + chair

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armchair (ˈɑːmˌtʃɛə)
 
n
1.  a chair, esp an upholstered one, that has side supports for the arms or elbows
2.  (modifier) taking no active part; lacking practical experience; theoretical: an armchair strategist
3.  (modifier) participated in away from the place of action or in the home: armchair theatre

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armchair
1630s, from arm + chair; adj. sense in ref. to "criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part" is from 1886.
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