Guy



[gahy] /gaɪ/

noun
1.
Informal. a man or boy; fellow:
He’s a nice guy.
2.
Usually, guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people:
Could one of you guys help me with this?
3.
Chiefly British Slang. a grotesquely dressed person.
4.
(often initial capital letter) British. a grotesque effigy of that is paraded through the streets and burned on .
verb (used with object), guyed, guying.
5.
to jeer at or make fun of; ridicule.
Idioms
6.
give the guy to, British Slang. to escape from (someone); give (someone) the slip.
[gahy] /gaɪ/
noun
1.
a rope, cable, or appliance used to guide and steady an object being hoisted or lowered, or to secure anything likely to shift its position.
verb (used with object), guyed, guying.
2.
to guide, steady, or secure with a guy or guys.
[gahy; French gee] /gaɪ; French gi/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “woods.”.
/ɡaɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) a man or youth
2.
(Brit) a crude effigy of Guy Fawkes, usually made of old clothes stuffed with straw or rags, that is burnt on top of a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
3.
(Brit) a person in shabby or ludicrously odd clothes
4.
(pl) (informal) persons of either sex
verb
5.
(transitive) to make fun of; ridicule
/ɡaɪ/
noun
1.
a rope, chain, wire, etc, for anchoring an object, such as a radio mast, in position or for steadying or guiding it while being hoisted or lowered
verb
2.
(transitive) to anchor, steady, or guide with a guy or guys
/ɡaɪ/
noun
1.
Buddy, real name George Guy. born 1936, US blues singer and guitarist
abbreviation
1.
Guyana (international car registration)
n.

“rope, chain, wire,” mid-14c., “leader,” from Old French guie “a guide,” from guier (see guide (v.)); or from a similar word in North Sea Germanic. The “rope” sense is nautical, first recorded 1620s.

“fellow,” 1847, originally American English; earlier (1836) “grotesquely or poorly dressed person,” originally (1806) “effigy of Guy Fawkes,” leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up British king and Parliament (Nov. 5, 1605), paraded through the streets by children on the anniversary of the conspiracy. The male proper name is from French, related to Italian Guido.

noun

verb

To mock; ridicule (1869+)

Related Terms

fall guy, jigger-man, one of the boys, regular fellow, smart guy, tough guy, wise guy

[ultimately fr the name and reputation of Guy Fawkes, and esp of his ugly effigies burnt in England on November 5 to commemorate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot, his plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament]
Guyana (international vehicle ID)

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