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A poor player at chess.‘I won a low-level tournament of patzers’
- ‘This looks like a patzer's lunge, but black is angling for easy equality via timely simplification.’
- ‘After all, there are a lot of patzers out there who study openings instead of tactics!’
- ‘After some preliminary capturing, almost every move is a check, which pleases my inner patzer and keeps the tension level high.’
1940s: perhaps related to German patzen ‘to bungle’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.