geezer

noun
gee·​zer | \ ˈgē-zər How to pronounce geezer (audio) \
plural geezers

Definition of geezer

1 US, informal, humorous or mildly disparaging : an odd, eccentric, or unreasonable person (usually a man) especially : an old man an old geezer It may suggest only that the offender is … a geezer perhaps, too old and set in his ways to know what's new in the world. — Russell Baker
2 British, informal : a man : guy, bloke … a 23-year-old from Milton who's best described as an ordinary geezer, a Glasgow bloke through and through …— Jack McGrinder

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Other Words from geezer

geezerhood \ ˈgē-​zər-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce geezer (audio) \ noun, chiefly US, informal

Examples of geezer in a Sentence

a group of old geezers playing cards Some geezer asked me for a light.

First Known Use of geezer

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for geezer

probably alteration of Scots guiser one in disguise

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“Geezer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geezer. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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geezer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of geezer

informal
US : an old man

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