couch potato

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A person who spends a lot of time sitting or lying down, often watching television, eating snacks or drinking alcohol.

Etymology:

  • From couch + potato; coined by Tom Iacino in 1976 as a pun on boob tuber and tuber ); trademarked by Robert Armstrong from 1976–91.
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

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Couch PotatoA person who loves spending time in front of a screen watching dramas, movies or plays
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