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Meaning of guy by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Old French form of Germanic Wido, a short form of names beginning with the element witu "wood", such as Witold and Widukind .


    • IPA: /ɡaɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ

    Proper noun

    Guy ( plural: Guys )

    1. A male given name.

    Related terms

    • Wyatt


    Guy ( plural: Guys )

    1. ( UK ) An effigy of Guy Fawkes burned on Bonfire Night

Explanation of guy by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. steady or support with a guy wire or cable

    2. The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing
    3. subject to laughter or ridicule

    1. a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something ( especially a tent )

    2. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

    3. an informal term for a youth or man

    4. a nice guy
      the guy's only doing it for some doll

    Definition of guy by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. guy ( gī ), 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.

    2. guy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. guyed ( gīd ); p. pr. & vb. n. guying.] To steady or guide with a guy.

    3. 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.

      The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. W. S. Gilbert.

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

      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]

      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]

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

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