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geezer

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡiːzə
 
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Definition of geezer in English:

noun

British informal
1A man: he strikes me as a decent geezer
More example sentences
  • They are the proverbial cheeky London chappies, as cocky as two geezers barely out of their teens are entitled to be when blessed with an obvious talent.
  • He's a sound bloke, solid, reliable and in short a diamond geezer.
  • I might add that the guy doing the stage running around was a top geezer.
1.1North American informal , derogatory An old man.
Example sentences
  • Where Jim was a lean, flexible, athletic type, this old man before me was an enormous old geezer who would've had the good sense to glue his fat lips shut every morning.
  • They fool everyone into believing they're all powerful, but then you get up close and peel back the curtain, and it's just some old geezer with a few levers sticking out of the control panel.
  • I'm willing to bet it belonged to some old geezer.

Origin

late 19th century: representing a dialect pronunciation of earlier guiser 'mummer'.

More
  • An informal word for a ‘man’, geezer represents a dialect pronunciation of the earlier form guiser (related to disguise) meaning ‘mummer, someone who dresses up’. In recent use it sometimes has a connotation of shady dealing.

Words that rhyme with geezer

appeaser, Caesar, easer, Ebenezer, El Giza, freezer, geyser, Louisa, Pisa, seizer, squeezer, teaser, Teresa, Theresa, visa, wheezer

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