Definition of geezer in English:

geezer

noun

British
informal
  • 1A man.

    ‘he strikes me as a decent geezer’
    • ‘I was in Camden today and I came across this street ‘entertainer’ who would challenge the pan pipe geezers when it comes to the irritability factor.’
    • ‘I remember sitting around the campfire at a corporate off-site, roasting a marshmallow and thinking, ‘What is this geezer talking about?’’
    • ‘Well, although there are a couple of chilled-out looking geezers eyeing up the racks of frills when I visit, I still have my doubts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I kept passing geezers on very expensive bikes with their heads down, giving it their all (although all of them responded well to my friendly nod).’
    • ‘Forget urban legends about dodgy geezers winding back car odometers using a power drill; that takes hours.’
    • ‘If there's another geezer out there to challenge this passage for sheer exuberance, he or she is a person I long to meet.’
    • ‘The industrial practice of ‘annualisation’ may not seem the most promising screen material, but our own cinematic standbys of cheeky gangsters, clubland geezers and lovable young lads look pretty dreary in comparison.’
    • ‘The original Essex geezers of electro-pop have a tremendous new album, an impressive array of emotional scars and a re-invigorated lust for life to discuss.’
    • ‘He's a sound bloke, solid, reliable and in short a diamond geezer.’
    • ‘I got your number from a geezer down the Circle, a bloke with a pony tail who said you could sort me out.’
    • ‘Like as not I'd have developed an aversion to people I didn't know, turned in on myself, and ended up a miserable old man instead of the happy old geezer I have become.’
    • ‘I might add that the guy doing the stage running around was a top geezer.’
    • ‘It was quite comical watching these gruff geezers peering under the van trying to coax the kitten out, making cooing noises at it, etc.’
    • ‘But mainly my punishment would be reserved for geezers playing pan pipes.’
    1. 1.1North American derogatory An old man.
      • ‘And the attendant was a thin greying geezer, way past retirement.’
      • ‘The man stares after him, in his head denying that he'll ever be like that, that he'll die in a blaze of glory before he becomes some old geezer who can hardly make it up the stairs to his apartment.’
      • ‘As we turned to go, a tall old geezer with a long walking stick was in our way.’
      • ‘After painting his self-portrait of a grumpy old geezer, he suddenly became friendly.’
      • ‘Three go-go dancers out racing their cars in the desert learn about a half-mad old geezer's legendary stash of money, and try to steal it.’
      • ‘‘Be thankful that old geezer has a soft heart,’ he snarls.’
      • ‘It's a very slippery slope between ‘productive veteran’ and ‘washed-up geezer.’’
      • ‘I guess you could consider me a dull old geezer who is not yet 65, but over 55 and who is still not accustomed to doing nothing for a living.’
      • ‘That should be perfectly understandable, seeing as that old geezer has an even worse temper than mine, and that's really saying something.’
      • ‘He was this old geezer who should have retired at least two years ago, but could never bring himself to leave.’
      • ‘So here I sit under a canopy hoping and praying that the next old geezer to step up has a heart attack before he can finish the match.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He can be pretty cool sometimes, but mostly, he's a stuckup old geezer.’
      • ‘Now fast-forward to what next season could be: the saga of an 39-year-old geezer who hasn't seen game action in three years.’
      • ‘No way am I hauling some old geezer's new dresser when I've got some serious celebrating to do.’
      • ‘How can they expect anyone to sleep, anyway, when that whuffing geezer of a night nurse pops in every half-hour or so, and floods the room with obnoxious light.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Maybe it was the seating; maybe this geezer's senses are overwhelmed by having to watch a picture show that only a hummingbird could comprehend.’
      • ‘But unless you're an 85-year-old geezer, the numbers say you won't entertain such scary thoughts.’

Origin

Late 19th century: representing a dialect pronunciation of earlier guiser ‘mummer’.

Pronunciation

geezer

/ˈɡiːzə/