noun Older Slang.
a foppish man who frequents bars, cafés, hotel lounges, etc., with or in search of women.
a sponger; scrounger; parasite.
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Origin of lounge lizard
First recorded in 1910–15
Also called lizard.
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informal an idle frequenter of places where rich or prominent people gather
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