couch potato

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of couch potato

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

Examples of couch potato in a Sentence

  1. a couch potato who refused to budge no matter what needed to be done

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First Known Use of couch potato

1982

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COUCH POTATO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of couch potato for English Language Learners

  • : someone who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television



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