Definition of patzer in English:

patzer

Pronunciation: /ˈpätsər//ˈpat-/

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

1940s: perhaps related to German patzen to bungle.

Pronunciation:

patzer

/ˈpätsər//ˈpat-/