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patzer

[paht-ser, pat-] /ˈpɑt sər, ˈpæt-/
noun
1.
a casual, amateurish chess player.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; probably < German Patzer bungler, equivalent to patz(en) to bungle (compare Austrian dialect Patzen stain, blot, patzen to make a stain) + -er -er1
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  • patzer emphasized that his proposal did not change the standard but suggested when the tests and opportunities were determined.
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patzer

noun

A mediocre but often enthusiastic chess player

Related Terms

potchkie

[1926+; probably fr Yiddish]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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