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An old person, especially an eccentric old man.
[Probably alteration of dialectal guiser, mummer, masquerader, person who looks odd or acts strangely, from Middle English gysar, from gysen, to dress, from gyse, guise, fashion; see guise.]
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[C19: probably from dialect pronunciation of guiser, from guise + -er1]
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an eccentric elderly man.
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|Noun||1.||geezer - a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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noun man, guy (informal), male, gentleman, bloke (Brit. informal), chap (informal) an old bald geezer in a raincoat
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geezer[ˈgiːzəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → tizio
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