Definition of patzer in English:

patzer

Syllabification: pat·zer
Pronunciation: /ˈpätsər, ˈpat-
 
/

noun

  • A poor chess player.
    More example sentences
    • This looks like a patzer's lunge, but black is angling for easy equality via timely simplification.
    • After some preliminary capturing, almost every move is a check, which pleases my inner patzer and keeps the tension level high.

Origin

1940s: perhaps related to German patzen 'to bungle'.

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