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A person who spends large amounts of leisure or working time operating a computer.
- ‘Nobody allows you to remain a couch potato or a mouse potato any more: you have to respond to polls, contests, and invitations to what is being said on the programme on air.’
- ‘Her lack of wireless is really holding her back from becoming a full fledged mouse potato.’
- ‘As access to higher bandwidth continues to increase, more mouse potatoes are passing the popcorn and getting their cinematic kicks on the Web.’
- ‘PC nerds addicted to their computers will be known as ‘mouse potatoes’, even if they are e-mailing their ‘keypals’, the new word for penpals.’
- ‘Since they have been reared as mouse potatoes, it is difficult to wean today's children away from the Internet.’
1990s: on the pattern of couch potato.
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