Merriam - Webster Coalgate Dictionary defines a Geezer as:

Main Entry: geezer
Function: noun
Etymology: probably alteration of Scots guiser (one in disguise)

: an odd, or eccentric person used especially of elderly men

Oxford Dictionary
A queer old fellow; an old chap; an old woman. [Contemptuous, Slang or Dial.]

MSN Encarta Definition:
1. eccentric or irritable senior citizen: a senior citizen, especially a man who is eccentric or irritable ( informal ) ( sometimes considered offensive )
2. U.K. ( slang )
Same as mann (sense 1)
[Late 19th century. Representing dialect pronunciation of guiser (< guise)]

The phrase 'Diamond Geezer' is London slang; the Oxford slang dictionary definition reads -

A really wonderful man
Helpful and reliable
A gem of a man

A commonly heard extension to 'diamond'. [Mainly London use] a good 'solid' reliable person.
Not a bad set of standards to work to.

A recent e-mail that has been going around:

OLD GEEZERS . . . submitted by KG4BFJ

"Geezers" are easy to spot:

At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know all the words and believe in them. They stand at attention with hands across the heart when the American Flag passes by them.

Old Geezers remember the Great Depression, FDR, Gabriel Heater, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy, Iwo Jima, England's Sir Winston Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and Kruschev. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War 1950-53-55, The Cold War, the 50-plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize.

If you pass an Old Geezer on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady.

Old Geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women.

Old Geezers hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.

Old Geezers get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth on TV or in movies.

Old Geezers have moral courage. They seldom brag unless it's about their grandchildren.

It's the Old Geezers who know our great country is protected, not by politicians or police, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This country needs Old Geezers with their decent values.
We need them now more than ever!

Thank God for Old Geezers!



So our consensus is that a "ARR Geezer" is a good thing.
So we form this United Society






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