Origin of geezerfrom dialect, dialectal guiser, a mummer from guise
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.