couch potato

plural couch potatoes

Definition of couch potato

: a lazy and inactive person especially : one who spends a great deal of time watching television

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Examples of couch potato in a Sentence

a couch potato who refused to budge no matter what needed to be done
Recent Examples on the Web For instance, a 50-year-old ultramarathoner might have a younger biological age than a 35-year-old couch potato. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "What’s your biological age? A new app promises to reveal it—and help you slow the aging process," 17 Sep. 2020 Even a couch potato notices nature with the New Orleans teacher Rahn Broady. Danielle Dreilinger, The Atlantic, "The Healing Power of Garden Class," 9 Sep. 2020 Even a bonafide couch potato can unknowingly cause excruciating aches and fiery stinging in their heels, arches, toes, and ankles. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Why Are My Feet Always in Pain? 12 Surprising Reasons Your Feet Ache," 20 July 2020 Don't turn into a couch potato and don't sweat the sweet potato pie... Alex Aronson, Redbook, "14 Influencers Reveal Their Holiday Fitness Secrets," 31 Oct. 2019 The makers of adorable boba Airpod cases, dumpling pillows, and couch potato night-lights is making a series of face masks. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Here’s Exactly Where to Buy Face Masks Online," 8 July 2020 Those dogs though, who up until now have been mostly couch potatoes, may be feeling a little bit fatigued from their new routines. Cathy M. Rosenthal,, "Is your dog getting too much exercise as you stay at home amid coronavirus?," 1 May 2020 For frequent movie watchers and Netflix addicts (not to mention couch potatoes), having a solid smart TV in your home is essential. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "You can get this top-rated Vizio smart TV for a steep discount right now," 20 Apr. 2020 Catering to couch potatoes Shut-ins may stave off cabin fever with tech entertainers, such as video game makers. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Coronavirus may not be all bad for tech. Consider the ‘stay at home’ stocks," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of couch potato

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of couch potato was in 1976

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“Couch potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of couch potato

informal + disapproving : someone who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television

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