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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. 2017.
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  • Guido, look through my window vines there Where the stars rise.

    One-Act Plays Various
  • "He will come with the others—he will surely, surely come," Guido asseverated.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
  • She had wanted to marry me, and yet retain Guido for her lonely hours, as "her lover always!"

    Vendetta Marie Corelli
  • And—and—it was his horse, and a squire leading him—and—behind them—oh Guido!

    The Royal Pawn of Venice Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
  • Prinzivalle, Guido, Marco, are mystics even to a higher degree than Vanna.

    Prophets of Dissent Otto Heller
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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