geezer

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geezer (plural geezers)

  1. (informal, chiefly UK, dated in US) A male person.
    • 1922, P. G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves, ch. 19:
      You are a silly young geezer.
  2. (UK, slang) Informal address to a male.
    Hi geezer, you alright?
  3. (informal, chiefly US, sometimes mildly derogatory) An old person, usually a male, typically a cranky old man.
    • 2000, Moira McDonald, "Outtakes," Seattle Times, 25 Aug. (retrieved 6 Sep. 2008):
      The technical term for a female geezer is "old broad," but this is irrelevant, as nobody in Hollywood makes films about women over 55.
    • 2014, The Geezer Gallery, "[1]," (retrieved 31 Jan 2014):
      Why Geezer? Why would a fine arts gallery choose a name that conjures images of a grumpy old guy sitting on the front porch hollering, “get off my lawn”?
  4. (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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