• plural noun shoes or boots, particularly those made of alligator, lizard or snakeskin. This footwear, favoured by American pimps for instance, is also referred to as lizards or alligator shoes/boots (which also ironically denotes old, open-toed shoes).
  • plural noun journalists, reporters, the press in general, especially those from the gutter press. A usage popularised by its appearance in the Dear Bill letters featured in Private Eye magazine in the 1980s.