[paht-ser, pat-]
a casual, amateurish chess player.

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 Unabridged
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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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