[ paht-ser, pat- ]
/ ˈpɑt sər, ˈpæt- /
a casual, amateurish chess player.
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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