Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.
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bystander, drone, idler, laggard, loafer, observer, slouch, sluggard, spectator, spud, viewer, goof-off, lounger
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.
slang a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos
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