geezer
geezer gee"zer, n. [Dial. corrupt. of {Guiser} a mummer.] A queer old fellow; an old chap; sometimes, an old woman. [Contemptuous, Slang.]

Syn: bloke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • geezer — 1885, variant of obsolete Cockney guiser mummer (late 15c.; see GUISE (Cf. guise)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • geezer — is a (now somewhat dated) slang term for a person, usually a man. It is a late 19c adaptation of guiser meaning ‘mummer’, reflecting a dialect pronunciation …   Modern English usage

  • geezer — ► NOUN informal ▪ a man. ORIGIN representing a dialect pronunciation of earlier guiser mummer …   English terms dictionary

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  • geezer — UK [ˈɡiːzə(r)] / US [ˈɡɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms geezer : singular geezer plural geezers informal a man • a bit of a geezer …   English dictionary

  • geezer — noun a) A male person. You are a silly young geezer. b) An old person, usually a male. The technical term for a female geezer is old broad, but this is irrelevant, as nobody in Hollywood makes films about women over 55 …   Wiktionary

  • geezer — [[t]gi͟ːzə(r)[/t]] geezers N COUNT Some people use geezer to refer to a man. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] ...an old bald geezer in a posh raincoat. Syn: bloke …   English dictionary

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