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geezer ‎(plural geezers)

  1. (informal, chiefly Britain, dated in US) A male person.
    • 1922, P. G. Wodehouse, Right Ho, Jeeves, ch. 19:
      You are a silly young geezer.
  2. (Britain, chiefly Cockney, slang) Someone affable but morally dubious; a wide boy.
    • 2003, Carlton Leach, Muscle, John Blake Publishing (ISBN 9781784184728)
      He turned out to be a proper geezer who was willing to listen to my proposition that if he took the door at the Ministry, I would pay him £400 a month to mark my cards.
    • 2009, Dreda Say Mitchell, Geezer Girls, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781848946163)
      He was a bit of a geezer. Used to box with the Krays when he was a young 'un.
    • 2013, Charlotte Ward, Why Am I Always the One Before 'The One'?, Hachette UK (ISBN 9780755364800)
      When I'd first met Adam, at work when we were both 23, the fact that he seemed a little rough around the edges appealed to me. He was a bit of a geezer, a joker, one of the lads.
  3. (Britain, slang) Informal address to a male.
    Hi geezer, you alright?
  4. (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”?
  5. (Britain) 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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