Definition of patzer in English:

patzer

Line breaks: pat¦zer
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːtsə
 
, ˈpat-/

noun

informal
A poor player at chess: I won a low-level tournament of patzers
More example sentences
  • After all, there are a lot of patzers out there who study openings instead of tactics!

Origin

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

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