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geezer

[gee-zer] /ˈgi zər/
noun, Slang.
1.
an odd or eccentric man:
the old geezer who sells shoelaces on the corner.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; variant of guiser (see guise (v.), -er1), representing dial. pronunciation
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British Dictionary definitions for geezers

geezer

/ˈɡiːzə/
noun (informal)
1.
a man
Word Origin
C19: probably from dialect pronunciation of guiser, from guise + -er1
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Word Origin and History for geezers

geezer

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for geezers

geezer

modifier

: Van Dyke's comeback is part of a multinetwork trend toward what could be called geezer mysteries/ ''Geezer rock'' goes on tour

noun

A man, esp an old man; duffer, gaffer, guy: It gave him all kinds of confidence just to hear the big geezer spout/ He is a tall geezer with chin whiskers

[1885+; fr earlier and possibly Cockney giser, ''mummer, one who puts on a guise or mask,'' hence a quaint figure; the origin resembles that of guy]


geezer

noun
  1. A drink of liquor; snort (1920s+ Prison)
  2. A dose or injection of a narcotic (1940s+ Narcotics)

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