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Definition of GUY

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guy \guy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {guyed} (g[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {guying}.] To steady or guide with a guy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

guy \guy\, n.
     1. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot. [1913 Webster]

              The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S. Gilbert. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence: A person of queer looks or dress. [Chiefly Brit. slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     3. A man or young man; a fellow; -- usually contrasted with {gals} or {girls} as, it was fun for both the guys and gals; the guys were watching football while the girls played bridge. [Informal] [PJC]

     4. A member of a group of either sex, usually a friend or comrade; -- usually used in the pl.; as, tell the guys to come inside; are any of you guys interested in a game of tennis?. [Informal] [PJC]

     {great guy} a man who has a very pleasant personality, typically one who is friendly, generous, and pleasant to associate with. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

guy \guy\ (g[imac]), n. [Sp. guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word as E. guide. See {Guide}, and cf. {Gye}.] A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Guy \Guy\, v. t.
     To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. [Local & Collog U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "guy":
     Adamite, advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bastard, bearer, being, bird, bloke, body, boy, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, buck, bugger, buttress, cane, caricature, carrier, cat, cervix, chap, character, corset, creature, crook, crutch, customer, duck, dude, earthling, feller, fellow, foundation garment, fulcrum, gazebo, gee, geezer, gent, gentleman, girdle, groundling, guywire, hand, he, head, homo, human, human being, individual, jasper, jock, jockstrap, joker, lad, lampoon, life, living soul, mainstay, maintainer, make fun of, man, mast, mock, mortal, neck, nose, one, party, person, personage, personality, poke fun at, prop, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rib, ridicule, rigging, satirize, send up, shoulder, shroud, single, somebody, someone, soul, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, strengthener, stud, support, supporter, sustainer, take off, tellurian, terran, upholder, walking stick, worldling, youth


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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