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BEEZER, Beeser, n. Used, as the preceding, by children; also gen. to mean a smart fellow, or anything bigger or finer than usual. [′bi:zər] Sc. 1927 W. Chapman in Scots Mag. (Aug.) 328:
I'm meanin' serial films — no' stories. I ance saw a beezer. It was ca'd “Vera the Vampire of Paris.”
e.Rs.1 1929:
Beezer, an uncommonly effective person; also “a beezer of a blow,” etc. — i.e. a most effective blow, etc.
Bnff.2 1930:
The neeps werena a great crap, bit there wiz some beezers amo' them.
Abd. 1929 Abd. Press and Jnl. (11 Feb.):
To be quite honest there was a thumping crop [of potatoes] and lots of “beezers.”
Slg.1 1933:
It was a beezer — i.e. a knock-out blow.
Edb.2 1933:
Your bool was a beezer.
Arg.1 1929:
Here's a beezer comin' [a big wave].
w.Dmf. 1910 J. L. Waugh Cracks wi' Robbie Doo (1914) 110:
Weel dune, Robin Hood; dash it, man, but you're a beeser.

[Origin obscure.]

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"Beezer n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2021 <>



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