Slang an old person, esp. an old man
also old geezer
Origin of geezer; from dialect, dialectal guiser, a mummer ; from guise
An old person, especially an eccentric old man.
Origin of geezerProbably alteration of dialectal guiser, mummer, masquerader, person who looks odd or acts strangely, from Middle English gysar, from gysen, to dress, from gyse, guise, fashion; see guise.
- (informal, chiefly UK, dated in US) A male person.
- (UK, slang) Informal address to a male.
- Hi geezer, you alright?
- (informal, chiefly US, sometimes mildly derogatory) An old person, usually a male, typically a cranky old man.
- (UK) A device for boiling water for such domestic uses as heating or washing; a boiler. The normal spelling is water geyser.