guy

Definition of guy

Pronunciation: gīd
n.1.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.
v. t.1.To steady or guide with a guy.
[imp. & p. p. guyed (gīd); p. pr. & vb. n. guying.]
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.A person of queer looks or dress.
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.
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?.
v. t.1.To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.

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