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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A person who is brainless and unaware of anything.
Person 1: Why is the new girl in the lower maths?
Person 2: Shes a potato.
Person 1: I'm so lucky that I'm not a potato.
by beauty_bubs97 September 11, 2014
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An object of poor quality. Usually a video camera or a microphone.
"This youtube video quality sucks. Was it filmed with a potato?"

"The voice acting in this cartoon sucks. Did they record the voices with a potato?"
by Chdonga December 28, 2011
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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.
by Harsh Harmony November 15, 2016
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