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GU 3UG 3
YU 5 

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Definitions and meaning of guy



  • enPR: , IPA(key): /ɡaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1

Named after Guy Fawkes (1570–1606), an English Catholic executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot. From Old French Gui, a form of Proto-Germanic *Wido, a short form of names beginning with the element witu "wood" from Proto-Germanic *widuz, such as Witold and Widukind. Cognate with Italian Guido.


guy (plural guys)

  1. (Britain) An effigy of a man burned on a bonfire on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (5th November).
  2. (dated) A person of eccentric appearance or dress; a "fright".
    • 1845, Henry Cockton, The Love Match, W.M. Clark, p. 77:
      “But shan’t I look a guy?”
      “Not a bit of it. Jist the very kick!”
    • 1865, Margaret Oliphant, Miss Marjoribanks, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 97, p. 316:
      I am always a perfect guy, whatever I wear, when I sit against a red curtain. You mean say that a woman always knows when she’s good-looking, but I am happy to say I know when I look a guy.
    • 1885, W. S. Gilbert, The Mikado, “As Some Day It May Happen”:
      And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
      And who “doesn’t think she dances, but would rather like to try” […].
    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 138:
      Why are you so ashamed that her child saw you looking a guy, sprawled on the floor, spilling cakes?
  3. (colloquial) A man, fellow.
    Synonyms: dude, fella, homey, bro, bloke, chap; see also Thesaurus:man
    Coordinate terms: gal, broad, dame, girl, jane, woman, bird, chick
    • "Yeah we did," said Stacy.
    • 2016, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, The Guardian, 9 March:
      Let’s be honest. “Have I kissed too many guys?” is not a question that mature, sexually active women are likely to be asking Google.
  4. (especially in the plural) A person (see usage notes).
  5. (colloquial, of animals and sometimes objects) Thing, creature.
  6. (colloquial, figuratively) Thing, unit.
  7. (informal, term of address) Buster, Mack, fella, bud, man.
Usage notes
  • In plural, guys may not be completely gender-neutral, but it may refer to people of any gender in some circumstances and forms; the greeting “Hey guys”, or any vocative utterance, can generally refer to people of any gender. Referring to a group as “guys” often means a group of men or a mixed-gender group, though usage among American youth may even refer to groups of only women.
  • When used of animals, guy usually refers to either a male or one whose gender is not known; it is rarely if ever used of an animal that is known to be female.
  • In some varieties of US and Canadian English, you guys revives the distinction between a singular and plural you, much like y'all or yous in other varieties; in this sense, guys may be used for groups of any combination of genders. Cf. usage notes at you guys.
Derived terms


guy (third-person singular simple present guys, present participle guying, simple past and past participle guyed)

  1. (intransitive) To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November.
  2. (transitive) To make fun of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, Penguin 2004, p. 278:
      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).
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 187:
      Terry Kilmartin [...], applauded for every ‘um’ and ‘ah’, knew that he was being guyed and had the charm to make it funny.
  3. (theater, transitive) To play in a comedic manner.

Etymology 2

From Old French guie.


guy (plural guys or (nonstandard) guies)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A guide; a leader or conductor.
  2. (chiefly nautical) A support rope or cable used to guide, steady or secure something which is being hoisted or lowered.
  3. (chiefly nautical) A support to secure or steady something prone to shift its position or be carried away (e.g. the mast of a ship or a suspension-bridge).
  • (nautical): cordage
Derived terms
  • guy rope
  • guy wire


guy (third-person singular simple present guys, present participle guying, simple past and past participle guyed)

  1. To equip with a support cable.

See also

  • gal


  • guy at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • guy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


  • yug



Borrowed from English guy.


guy m (plural guys, diminutive guytje n)

  1. (informal, chiefly Netherlands) guy
    Synonyms: gozer, gast, kerel, sjarel

See also

  • boy



Related to buy (baobab fruit).


guy (definite form guy gi)

  1. baobab

  • to make fun of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)