Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
  2. (noun, person) a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him

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Synonyms of Lizard

lounge lizard

Origin of the word Lizard

  1. "an animal resembling a serpent, with legs added to it" [Johnson], late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. lusard, from O.Fr. lesard (fem. laisarde), from L. lacertus (fem. lacerta) "lizard," of unknown origin, perhaps from PIE base *leq- "to bend, twist." more

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