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I heard "geezer" (?) on "Rumpole of the Bailey" as a character said that her husband, who she was feuding with, had "locked the geezer" (unsure of spelling)...or locked "her geezer"...It was NOT used as a reference to an old man !

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In UK slang geezer (or geeza) can just mean a man, regardless of age, like 'chap' or 'bloke'.

In the context of Rumpole of the Bailey, I'm guessing she's saying that he "locked her man up" (put her husband/partner/boyfriend in jail).

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Before central heating became common, people often used to have small wall-mounted gas water heaters in their bathroom or kitchen, known as 'geysers' after the famous hot springs. If you are certain it doesn't refer to a man, this is the most likely interpretation.

  • Thanks ! I think your answer is what I was looking for. Rumpole clearly pronounced it "geezer" which must be the British pronunciation of "geyser"...I'm American and fascinated with British/English words that are different than ours for similar things ! I've been keeping track of words and phrases I hear as I watch British TV and movies and look them up and put them into a file as i go along. For instance we say "driver's license" while Brits mostly say "driving license" and stuff like "Grass him up" = Squeal on him...turn him in...or "handbags at 10 paces" LOL ...I must have 8 pages so far ! – Harvey Aug 7 at 15:40

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