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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 of lounge lizard
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • But the call of New York, of the "lounge lizard's" ease and unhealthy excitement had won already, it seemed.

    The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
  • You ride or golf or worse than waste your time on some lounge lizard, dancing till time to come home to dress for dinner.

  • I cannot say that I have had much opportunity to study the person called here a "lounge lizard."

    Over Here Hector MacQuarrie
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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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