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lounge lizard

A man who frequents bars and clubs in an attempt to meet women. Primarily heard in US. That dive bar is filled with nothing but troublemakers and lounge lizards.
See also: lizard, lounge

lounge around (some place)

to pass time idly some place. I am going to lounge around the house this morning. Don't lounge around all day.
See also: around, lounge

a lounge lizard

  (mainly American)
a man who spends a lot of time trying to meet rich people, especially women, in bars and at social occasions The bar was empty except for the lounge lizard in the corner, who was obviously waiting for someone.
See also: lizard, lounge

lounge lizard

A man interested in snaring a wealthy woman. The phrase was first heard after World War I, when it was applied to musicians who performed in supper clubs and kept an eye out for susceptible women of means. As the century progressed, a man didn't have to be a musician; any well-dressed predatory male earned that phrase. Some say “lizard” referred to reptile shoes that were popular footwear; other say the word applies to the men's low-life character. “Lounge lizard” is the male equivalent of “gold digger.”
See also: lizard, lounge
References in classic literature ?
He lounged along, smoking a large cigar, keen-eyed and observant, laying up for himself a store of impressions, unconsciously irritated at every step by a sense of ostracism, of being in some indefinable manner without kinship and wholly apart from this world, in which it seemed natural now that he should find some place.
The Prince, as he lounged in his wicker chair and watched the blue smoke of his cigarette curl upwards, looked more like an Italian--perhaps a Spaniard.
Sphinx-like he lounged in his chair, and listened to all.
Such was the lady who lounged at the gate of number three, under the curious eyes of her two opposite neighbors.
Ruth sat near him in the stern, while the three young fellows lounged amidships, deep in a wordy wrangle over "frat" affairs.
That's what I was saying," Mainhall lounged a little nearer and dropped into a tone even more conspicuously confidential.
Going to deliver lectures on Woman's Rights," said the young gentleman who was carefully examining his luxuriant crop of decidedly auburn hair, as he lounged with both elbows on the chimney-piece.
He pitched out of the tree, and would have broken his blessed old neck if Arch had not caught him," observed Steve, as he lounged gracefully in the window seat.