A word used by some people to describe themselves in a humorous way. Generally used by girls with low self-esteem who think they aren't attractive and/or cute enough to make guys, especially their crushes, interested in them. Most of the time girls who call themselves potato are decent-looking, or even considerably cute and adorkable, so their greatest shortcoming is their lack of confidence.

For extra humour and to blunt the edge of the perceived self-loathing, these girls might add the Japanese word "kawaii" (cute, adorable, lovely) to the term, making it "kawaii potato". This might be accompanied by a drawing of a potato with a cute-looking face similar to what can be seen in drawings by fans of anime.
Not-so-confident girl: I hoped senpai would notice me today, but then I remembered I'm a potato...

Shy girl: Well, I'm a potato. A kawaii potato!
by Rev01Yeti July 30, 2015
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something you can boil, mash, or stick in a stew.
PO-TAT-OES! Boil 'em, Mash 'em, Stick 'em in a stew.
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A word that can be used in place of other words such as stupid, retarded, etc. Potato, or potatoes if the situation calls for it, can be used as an adjective to describe a person or an event/series of events.
"That was some potatoes right there"

"Last night was so full of potatoes"

"Are you with potatoes right now?"
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Being a human that has no life and just searches up sh*t on the internet

Or just straight up avoids social interaction
Guys, Imma be a potato for the rest of the day.
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an acronym for People Over Thirty Acting Twenty-one Online. On dating sites, chatrooms and social network, a potato will often present himself or herself as younger than his or her actual age.
Jess is a second-year university student who met a cute guy online. His profile picture looked like Bradley Cooper, and he was listed as twenty-two years old. When she met him in person, he was almost forty and looked very different from his picture. She found a real POTATO.
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The source of very crappy Youtube videos, AKA 240p
MAN 1: Hey I finished uploading my video on Youtube, check it out!
MAN 2: Whoa! I told you before not to record videos with a god damn potato!
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A root vegetable. For some reason, a popular subject in Flash cartoons.

Can be boiled, mashed, and stuck in a stew.

Can be given to the girl you love as a way of saying "I have many ways in which I show my love for you, and it doesn't matter at all what you look like, I will still love you." Doesn't always work. Better than roses because roses are just a way of saying, "My love for you is transitory and based solely on your appearance."

Sometimes acts rather strange, repeating its name over and over, hopping around on a pogo stick, and saying "Chips!" shortly after unexpectedly being turned into fries.
What's taters, precious?
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew!

Pooootato, potato, potato.

NefClock: Roses? No, dude, you should give her a potato.
OmniClock: A potato? Why?
Nef: Well, there are a lot of reasons. Roses only last, like, a couple of weeks, and that is if you leave them in water. And they really only exist to be pretty, so that's like saying "My love for you is transitory, and based solely on your appearance." But, a potato! Potatoes last forever. Not only will it not rot, but it actually grows stuff. There are so many ways to enjoy a potato! You can even make a battery with it! And that is like saying, "I have many ways in which I show my love for you." Potatoes may not look much, but they're still awesome. So that is like saying, "It doesn't matter at all what you look like, I will still love you."
by Shivers October 28, 2004
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