guy

A guy is a dude, a boy, a man, or really anybody. It's an informal way to refer to a person, especially a male. But a group of people can be guys, even if they’re all female.

Hey guys! Another meaning of guy comes from a guy rope, which is basically a rope that supports something like a tent to a pole. What a guy! So to guy means “to support,” or “tied to” and not just physically. It’s almost like “guide.” The word comes from Guy Fawkes, who famously plotted to blow up Parliament in 1605 and is still burned in effigy yearly on the British Guy Fawkes Day.

Primary Meanings of guy

1.
n
an informal term for a youth or man
2.
nv
a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
steady or support with a guy wire or cable
3.
v
subject to laughter or ridicule
Full Definitions of guy
1

n an informal term for a youth or man

“a nice guy
“the guy's only doing it for some doll”
Synonyms:
bozo, cat, hombre
Types:
sod
an informal British term for a youth or man
Type of:
adult male, man
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
2

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

Synonyms:
guy cable, guy rope, guy wire
Type of:
brace, bracing
a structural member used to stiffen a framework

v steady or support with a guy wire or cable

“The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing”
Type of:
brace, stabilise, stabilize, steady
support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
3

v subject to laughter or ridicule

Synonyms:
blackguard, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, roast
Types:
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tease
mock or make fun of playfully
lampoon, satirise, satirize
ridicule with satire
debunk, expose
expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
stultify
cause to appear foolish
uncloak, unmask
reveal the true nature of
Type of:
bemock, mock
treat with contempt

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