patzer

noun
pat·​zer | \ ˈpät-sər How to pronounce patzer (audio) , ˈpat- How to pronounce patzer (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈpät-​sər How to pronounce potzer (audio) \

Definition of patzer

: an inept chess player

First Known Use of patzer

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for patzer

probably from German Patzer bungler, from patzen to blunder

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“Patzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patzer. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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