mouse potato

noun

Definition of mouse potato

slang
: a person who spends a great deal of time using a computer

First Known Use of mouse potato

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mouse potato

after couch potato

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“Mouse potato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouse%20potato. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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