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armchair

[ ahrm-chair ]
/ ˈɑrmˌtʃɛər /
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noun
a chair with sidepieces or arms to support a person's forearms or elbows.
adjective
theorizing without the benefit of practical experience: an armchair football coach.
participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously: an armchair traveler.
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Origin of armchair

First recorded in 1625–35; arm1 + chair
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British Dictionary definitions for armchair

armchair
/ (ˈɑːmˌtʃɛə) /

noun
a chair, esp an upholstered one, that has side supports for the arms or elbows
(modifier) taking no active part; lacking practical experience; theoreticalan armchair strategist
(modifier) participated in away from the place of action or in the homearmchair theatre
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