a leopard can't change its spots

Definition of a leopard can't change its spots

  1. —used to say that people cannot change their basic personalities, habits, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

leopardplay
  1. :  a large strong cat (Panthera pardus) of southern Asia and Africa that is adept at climbing and is usually tawny or buff with black spots arranged in rosettes —called also panther

    :  the fur or pelt of a leopard

    :  a heraldic representation of a lion passant guardant

can'tplay
  1. :  can not

changeplay
  1. :  to make different in some particular :  alter

    :  to make radically different :  transform

    :  to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. :  the act, process, or result of changing: such as

    :  alteration

    :  transformation

spotplay spots
  1. :  a taint on character or reputation :  fault

    :  a small area visibly different (as in color, finish, or material) from the surrounding area

    :  an area marred or marked (as by dirt)

  1. :  to stain the character or reputation of :  disgrace

    :  to mark in or with a spot :  stain

    :  to locate or identify by a spot

  1. :  being, originating, or done on the spot or in or for a particular spot

    :  available for immediate delivery after sale

    :  paid out upon delivery


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