[ad_1] noun
  1. a chair with sidepieces or arms to support a person’s forearms or elbows.


  1. theorizing without the benefit of practical experience: an armchair football coach.
  2. participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously: an armchair traveler.


  1. a chair, esp an upholstered one, that has side supports for the arms or elbows
  2. (modifier) taking no active part; lacking practical experience; theoreticalan armchair strategist
  3. (modifier) participated in away from the place of action or in the homearmchair theatre

also arm-chair, 1630s, from arm (n.1) + chair; adjective sense in reference to “criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part” is from 1886.


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