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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lizard mean? 

LIZARD (noun)
  The noun LIZARD has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: LIZARD used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LIZARD (noun)

Sense 1lizard [BACK TO TOP]


Relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("lizard" is a kind of...):

saurian (any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lizard"):

gecko (any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless)

chamaeleon; chameleon (lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue)

lacertid; lacertid lizard (Old World terrestrial lizard)

venomous lizard (any of two or three large heavy-bodied lizards; only known venomous lizards)

Lanthanotus borneensis (a stout-bodied pleurodont lizard of Borneo)

legless lizard (degenerate wormlike burrowing lizard of California closely related to alligator lizards)

anguid lizard (any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects)

agamid; agamid lizard (a lizard of the family Agamidae)

teiid; teiid lizard (tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail)

scincid; scincid lizard; skink (alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide)

night lizard (small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young)

worm lizard (a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail)

iguanid; iguanid lizard (lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males)

monitor; monitor lizard; varan (any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles)

Sense 2lizard [BACK TO TOP]


A man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


lounge lizard; lizard

Hypernyms ("lizard" is a kind of...):

gigolo (a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman)

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