1 an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: cat, hombre, bozo]
2 an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
1 subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" [syn: ridicule, roast, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun]
2 steady or support with with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"
- , /gaɪ/, /gaI/
- Rhymes with: -aɪ
- A support cable used to guide, steady or secure something.
Etymology 2Named from Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), an English Catholic hanged for his role in the Gunpowder Plot.
- In plural guys is not completely gender-neutral but it can refer to people of either sex in some circumstances and forms
- Hey guys can generally refer to any gender, as a greeting in its plural form
- But this usage is not always seen as accurate or correct. Describing a group of women as guys, as in the Pussycat Dolls are a bunch of guys suggests they are male in that usage and is generally seen as incorrect or inaccurate. In contrast the band Green day could be accurately described as a bunch of guys in slang.
- The usage of the plural guys in the phrase some guys chased them away would generally be assumed to mean men rather than women
- It seems the plural guys like the sigular guy mainly refers to men or the male gender, with some exceptions
- In US English you guys attempts to revive the distinction between a singular and plural you'' to avoid confusion between the two uses.
in plural: people
- To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November.
- To make fun
of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.
- 2003: Swift and other satirists mercilessly guyed the unlettered self-importance of the peddlars of such soul-food, exposing their humility and self-laceration as an egregious and obnoxious form of self-advertisement (s'excuser, c'est s'accuser). — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 278)
Guy or Guys may refer to:
- Man, in slang
- "Guys", a group of two or more people, originally used to refer to groups of males, now commonly used to refer to any groups, although the singular "guy" might not be used to refer to an individual female
- In Britain, a "guy" is an effigy of Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up the British Parliament in 1605. See also Guy Fawkes Night.
- Guy Berryman, of the band Coldplay
- Guy Branum, American comedian
- Guy Burnet, English actor who plays Craig Dean on the soap opera Hollyoaks
- Guy Carbonneau, retired French Canadian hockey player and head coach of the Montreal Canadiens
- Guy Chambers, British song-writer of Robbie Williams fame
- Guy Charron, retired French Canadian hockey player and former NHL head coach
- Guy Chouinard, retired French Canadian hockey player
- Guy Debord, French author and filmmaker, Situationist
- Guy Fieri, winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star
- Guy Goma, who gained fame when he was accidentally interviewed on BBC
- Guy Hebert, retired American hockey goalie
- Guy Lafleur, retired French Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player
- Guy Lapointe, retired French Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player
- Guy of Lusignan, king-consort of Jerusalem and king of Cyprus
- Guy de Maupassant, French writer and journalist
- Guy Pearce, Australian/English actor; star of many American films including L.A. Confidential, Memento
- Guy Picciotto, of the band Fugazi
- Guy Ritchie, British film director, married to Madonna
- Guy Sebastian, the winner of the first Australian Idol
- Guy Severin, former director of NPP Zvezda
- Guy of Tuscany, Count and Duke of Lucca, and Margrave of Tuscany (915 - 929)
- Guy Verhofstadt, the prime minister of Belgium
- Guy Whatley, American organist
- Guy Whittingham, British footballer, of Aston Villa fame
- Guy (Final Fight), a character from the Final Fight and Street Fighter games by Capcom
- Sir Guy of Gisborne, a villain in the Robin Hood legend
- Guy Montag, character in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
- Guy Smiley, the host of various game shows on the children's show Sesame Street
- Might Guy, alternately known as Maito Gai (Japanese pronunciation), a character from Naruto
guy in German: Guy
guy in French: Guy
guy in Korean: 가이
guy in Dutch: Guy
guy in Japanese: ガイ
guy in Swedish: Guy
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