lounge lizard

noun

Definition of lounge lizard

2 : fop
3 : a social parasite

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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 conquest were behind him
Recent Examples on the Web Don’t fall for the slick, dandified cake eater — the unpolished gold of a real man is worth more than the gloss of a lounge lizard. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021 Some of us experience guilt or stress about that kind of thing, but not your faithful lounge lizard. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 16 Dec. 2020 Democrats have been as willing as Republicans to tango with the rent-reaping lounge lizards. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of lounge lizard

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lounge lizard was in 1916

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3 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Lounge lizard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lounge%20lizard. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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