geezer

[ gee-zer ]
/ ˈgi zər /

noun Slang.

an odd or eccentric man: the old geezer who sells shoelaces on the corner.

Nearby words

  1. geepound,
  2. geese,
  3. geest,
  4. geez,
  5. geezah,
  6. gefilte fish,
  7. gegenschein,
  8. geggie,
  9. gehenna,
  10. gehlenite

Origin of geezer

1880–85; variant of guiser (see guise (v.), -er1), representing dial. pronunciation

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British Dictionary definitions for geezer

geezer

/ (ˈɡiːzə) /

noun informal

a man

Word Origin for geezer

C19: probably from dialect pronunciation of guiser, from guise + -er 1

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Word Origin and History for geezer

geezer

n.

1885, variant of obsolete Cockney guiser "mummer" (late 15c.; see guise).

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