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lounge lizard

noun, Older Slang.
1.
a foppish man who frequents bars, cafés, hotel lounges, etc., with or in search of women.
2.
a sponger; scrounger; parasite.
Also called lizard.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for lounge lizard

lounge lizard

noun
1.
(informal) an idle frequenter of places where rich or prominent people gather
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Slang definitions & phrases for lounge lizard

lounge lizard

noun phrase

ladies' man

[1918+; fr the notion that such a man lounges, frequents cocktail lounges, and is as colorful, indolent, and reptilian as a lizard in the sun]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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