Posted by Eins on January 15, 2001 at 21:10:16:
In Reply to: Re: origin posted by AADIVER on January 15, 2001 at 16:33:10:
[A dial. pronunciation of guiser.]
A term of derision applied esp. to men, usu. but not necessarily elderly; a chap, fellow.
where guiser itself (one who guises) is pronounced /gai zer/
so a geezer is just a guy. wotta coincidence...
Anyway, that indicates that geezer applies for younger lads as well. To be more specific (I love being specific), I'd prefer a term around 'geriatric' if we mean old because that excludes young. Sorry, Gerry.
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