[ paht-ser, pat- ]
/ ˈpɑt sər, ˈpæt- /
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a casual, amateurish chess player.
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Origin of patzer
1955–60; probably <German Patzer bungler, equivalent to patz(en) to bungle (compare Austrian dialect Patzen stain, blot, patzen to make a stain) + -er-er1
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Example sentences from the Web for patzer
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," says Dr. Gordon Patzer, author of Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined.