patzer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin, but probably from German Patzer (bungler), from patzen.

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Noun[edit]

patzer (plural patzers)

  1. (chess, informal, derogatory) Synonym of woodpusher: a bad player.
    • 2004, Nigel Short, The Sunday Telegraph, 5 Sep 2004:
      If you have learned the principle that it is inadvisable to move the same piece twice in the opening you would probably imagine that these guys are patzers.