Definition of mouse potato in English:

mouse potato

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  • A person who spends large amounts of leisure or working time operating a computer.
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    • Nobody allows you to remain a couch potato or a mouse potato any more: you have to respond to polls, contests, and invitations to what is being said on the programme on air.
    • Her lack of wireless is really holding her back from becoming a full fledged mouse potato.
    • PC nerds addicted to their computers will be known as ‘mouse potatoes’, even if they are e-mailing their ‘keypals’, the new word for penpals.


1990s: on the pattern of couch potato.

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