couch potato

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From couch +‎ potato; coined by Tom Iacino in 1976 as a pun on "boob tuber" (boob tube (television) and tuber (potato)); trademarked by Robert Armstrong from 1976–91.

Noun[edit]

couch potato (plural couch potatoes)

  1. A person who spends a lot of time sitting or lying down, often watching television, eating snacks or drinking alcohol.

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References[edit]

  • Allan A. Metcalf, "Predicting New Words: The Secrets of Their Success" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004) ISBN 061813008X pp.129-134.

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