Guy meaning

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(informal) Persons of either sex.
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(chiefly british) A person of odd or grotesque appearance or dress.
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(informal) A man; a fellow.
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A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something.
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Guy is defined as a rope, chain or cable used for to support, secure or direct something, or is an informal term for a man or boy.

An example of a guy is the rope that campers attach to the side of their tents to anchor into the ground for added tent support.

An example of a guy is a man you don't know who is standing next to you.

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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Guyana.
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A male given name.
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(UK) An effigy of Guy Fawkes burned on Bonfire Night.
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(law) Abbreviation of Guyana.
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The definition of a guy is a statue of Guy Fawkes that is displayed and burned on Guy Fawkes Night in England.

An example of a guy is a statue of a man that is burned in England on November 5th.

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To steady, guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable.
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An effigy of Guy Fawkes paraded through the streets of English towns and burned on Guy Fawkes Day.
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To hold up to ridicule; mock.
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A rope, chain, rod, or wire attached to something to steady or guide it.
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To guide or steady with a guy.
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In England, an effigy of Guy Fawkes displayed and burned on Guy Fawkes Day.
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(brit.) A person whose appearance or dress is odd.
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(informal) To make fun of; ridicule; josh; tease.
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(person, proper) A masculine name: equiv. It. & Sp. Guido.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
guy
Plural:
guys

Origin of guy

  • Partly from Middle English gie guide, guy (from Old French guie) (from guier to guide weid- in Indo-European roots) and partly from Low German Dutch gei brail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Guy Fawkes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French form of Germanic Wido, a short form of names beginning with the element witu "wood" from Proto-Germanic *widuz, such as Witold and Widukind. Cognate with Italian Guido.

    From Wiktionary