guy


guy
guy
W3S1 [gaı] n
[Sense: 1-2, 4-5; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), who tried to blow up the English parliament.]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from Dutch gei 'type of rope']
1.) informal a man
= ↑bloke
Dave's a nice guy when you get to know him.
Jake's a real tough guy.
2.) BrE a model of a man burnt every year on Guy Fawkes' Night, in Britain
3.) also guy rope
a rope that stretches from the top or side of a tent or pole to the ground to keep it in the right position
4.) guys [plural] AmE spoken used when talking to or about a group of people, male or female
Hey you guys! Where are you going?
5.) no more Mr Nice Guy!
spoken used to say that you will stop trying to behave honestly and fairly
wise guy atwise1 (5)

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