armchair
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɑː(ɹ)mtʃɛə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑɹmtʃɛɚ/
Noun

armchair (plural armchairs)

  1. A chair with supports for the arms or elbows.
Translations Adjective

armchair (not comparable)

  1. (figuratively) Remote from actual involvement, including a person retired from previously active involvement.
    These days I'm an armchair detective.
  2. (figuratively) Unqualified or uninformed but yet giving advice, especially on technical issues, such as law, architecture, medicine, military theory, or sports.
    He's just an armchair lawyer who thinks he knows a lot about the law because he reads a legal blog on the internet.
    After the American football game, the armchair quarterbacks talked about what they would have done differently to win, if they had been star athletes instead of out-of-shape old men.
Translations
  • Spanish: de sillón, de salón
Translations
  • German: küchen-
  • Spanish: de sillón, de salón
Verb

armchair (armchairs, present participle armchairing; past and past participle armchaired)

  1. To create based on theory or general knowledge rather than data.
  2. To theorize based on analysis of data that was gathered previously; To reflect.



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