Definition of patzer in English:

patzer

noun

informal
  • A poor chess player.

    • ‘This looks like a patzer's lunge, but black is angling for easy equality via timely simplification.’
    • ‘After some preliminary capturing, almost every move is a check, which pleases my inner patzer and keeps the tension level high.’
    • ‘After all, there are a lot of patzers out there who study openings instead of tactics!’

Origin

1940s: perhaps related to German patzen ‘to bungle’.

Pronunciation

patzer

/ˈpätsər/