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1guy

noun \ˈgī\

Definition of GUY

:  a rope, chain, rod, or wire attached to something as a brace or guide —called also guyline
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Origin of GUY

probably from Dutch gei brail
First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with GUY

2guy

verb

Definition of GUY

transitive verb
:  to steady or reinforce with a guy

First Known Use of GUY

1712

3guy

noun

Definition of GUY

1
often capitalized :  a grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes traditionally displayed and burned in England on Guy Fawkes Day
2
chiefly British :  a person of grotesque appearance
3
a :  man, fellow
b :  person —used in plural to refer to the members of a group regardless of sex <saw her and the rest of the guys>
4
:  individual, creature <the other dogs pale in companion to this little guy>

Origin of GUY

Guy Fawkes
First Known Use: 1806

4guy

verb

Definition of GUY

transitive verb
:  to make fun of :  ridicule

First Known Use of GUY

1854
GUY Defined for Kids

1guy

noun \ˈgī\

Definition of GUY for Kids

1
:  1fellow 1
2
:  person 1

Word History of GUY

On November 4, 1605, a man named Guy Fawkes was arrested in London for having planted barrels of gunpowder under the houses of Parliament as part of a plot to blow up the buildings. The failure of this conspiracy is still celebrated in England on the evening of November 5, Guy Fawkes Day. One custom of this holiday was to burn rag and straw images of Guy Fawkes, known as guys, on bonfires. Later, the word guy was extended to similar images, and then to a person of grotesque appearance. In the United States, the word has come to mean simply man, fellow, or person.

2guy

noun

Definition of GUY for Kids

:  a rope, chain, rod, or wire (guy wire) attached to something to steady it

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