- Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.
Origin of couch potato
First recorded in 1980–85
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Examples from the Web for couch potato
The more likely culprit for why we are fat: poor eating habits and a couch-potato lifestyle.Do Your Genes Make You Fat?
Arthur Agatston, M.D.
January 4, 2010
- slang a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos