mouse potato


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mouse potato

an intensive computer user; one who spends a lot of time at the computer
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mouse′ pota`to



n.
Informal. a person who spends much leisure time at a computer, usually on the Internet.
[1990–95;patterned after couch potato]
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mouse potato

- A person who spends too much time on the computer, patterned on couch potato.
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