from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A poor or amateurish chess player.
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- n. A poor player; an amateur.
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- n. a poor chess player
Probably from German, bungler, from patzen, to bungle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain; perhaps from German Patzer. (Wiktionary)