geezer

[gee-zer]
noun Slang.
an odd or eccentric man: the old geezer who sells shoelaces on the corner.

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

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geezer (ˈɡiːzə)
 
n
a man
 
[C19: probably from dialect pronunciation of guiser, from guise + -er1]

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Word Origin & History

geezer
1885, variant of obs. Cockney guiser "mummer" (see guise).
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Slang Dictionary

geezer definition

[ˈgizɚ]
  1. n.
    a strange old man; a buzzard. : He is a nice geezer, but a little talkative.
  2. n.
    a drink of liquor. : Toss down a geezer of this stuff and see how you like it.
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Example sentences
Don't be fooled by the creased brow and sagging jowls on the geezer gingerly ambling into the room.
So you end up with this old geezer gazing at you and destroying whatever creativity you might have in this sterile environment.
Gee, given this is such an important problem you'd think that some old economist geezer might have thought about it already.
When he returns to his taxi, the same old geezer is parked in his back seat.
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