lounge lizard


: fop
: a social parasite

Examples of lounge lizard in a Sentence

a slick lounge lizard in a silk suit a balding, paunchy lounge lizard whose days and nights of partying were behind him
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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lounge lizard was in 1916

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“Lounge lizard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge%20lizard. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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