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noun Informal.
an officeholder, employee, or the like, who accomplishes little, especially a person who holds an interim position.
a person who lounges for long periods sitting in a chair, as in a hotel lobby or clubroom.
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Origin of chair warmer

First recorded in 1905–10
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