couch potato


Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.

Origin of couch potato

First recorded in 1980–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for couch potato

Contemporary Examples of couch potato

  • The more likely culprit for why we are fat: poor eating habits and a couch-potato lifestyle.

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    Do Your Genes Make You Fat?

    Arthur Agatston, M.D.

    January 4, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for couch potato

couch potato


slang a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos
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