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[gwee-doh; Italian gwee-daw] /ˈgwi doʊ; Italian ˈgwi dɔ/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the small chapel of the Annunciation is an altar piece by Guido Reni.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • That ceiling of the great hall was a work of Guido's, you said?

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • Where did Guido see the golden hair of St. Michael gleam upon the wind?

  • "He will come with the others—he will surely, surely come," Guido asseverated.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice

    Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
  • And—and—it was his horse, and a squire leading him—and—behind them—oh Guido!

    The Royal Pawn of Venice

    Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
Word Origin and History for Guido

masc. proper name, Italian, literally "leader," of Germanic origin (see guide (v.)). As a type of gaudy machoism often associated with Italian-Americans, 1980s, teen slang, from the name of character in Hollywood film Risky Business" (1983).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Guido



A gaudy macho type: Guido: a greasy, pimpy, open-shirted, hairy-chested, gold-chaindanglin' sleazoid/ It's not my fault I look like a Guido

[1980s+ Teenagers; the name of a character in the 1983 movie Risky Business]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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