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guy

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noun \ˈgī\

Definition of guy

  1. :  a rope, chain, rod, or wire attached to something as a brace or guide —called also guyline



Origin of guy

probably from Dutch gei brail


First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with guy


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guy

verb

Definition of guy

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to steady or reinforce with a guy



1712

First Known Use of guy

1712


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guy

noun

Definition of guy

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes traditionally displayed and burned in England on Guy Fawkes Day

  2. 2 chiefly British :  a person of grotesque appearance

  3. 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. 4 :  individual, creature <the other dogs pale in companion to this little guy>



Origin of guy

Guy Fawkes


First Known Use: 1806


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guy

verb

Definition of guy

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make fun of :  ridicule



1854

First Known Use of guy

1854



GUY Defined for Kids

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guy

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noun \ˈgī\

Definition of guy for Students

  1. 1 :  1fellow 1

  2. 2 :  person 1



History for 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.”


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guy

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noun

Definition of guy for Students

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





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