patzer

[ paht-ser, pat- ]
/ ˈpɑt sər, ˈpæt- /

noun

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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