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A lizard.


Borrowed from Anglo-Norman lusard, from Old French lesard (compare French lézard), from Latin lacertus.



lizard (plural lizards)

  1. Any reptile of the order Squamata (excluding the true snakes), usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
  2. (chiefly in attributive use) Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Proof”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      Silver bells jingling from your black lizard boots, my baby / Silver foil to trim your wedding gown
  3. (colloquial) An unctuous person.
  4. (colloquial) A coward.
  5. (rock paper scissors) A hand forming a "D" shape with the tips of the thumb and index finger touching (a handshape resembling a lizard), that beats paper and Spock and loses to rock and scissors in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.
  6. (in compounds) A person who idly spends time in a specified place, especially a promiscuous female.
    lounge lizard; lot lizard; beach lizard; truck stop lizard

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