Geezer meaning

gēzər
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An old person, especially an eccentric old man.
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(slang) An old person, esp. an old man.
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(informal, chiefly UK, dated in US) A male person.
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(UK, slang) Informal address to a male.

Hi geezer, you alright?

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(informal, chiefly US, sometimes mildly derogatory) An old person, usually a male, typically a cranky old man.
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(UK) A device for boiling water for such domestic uses as heating or washing; a boiler. The normal spelling is water geyser.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
geezer
Plural:
geezers

Origin of geezer

  • Probably 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 guise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition