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 (păt′sər, pät′-)
n. Slang
A poor or amateurish chess player.

[Probably from German, bungler, from patzen, to bungle.]
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(Chess & Draughts) slang a novice or amateurish chess player
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Noun1.patzer - a poor chess player
chess player - someone who plays the game of chess
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