geezers

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