- Informal. a man or boy; fellow: He's a nice guy.
- Usually guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people: Could one of you guys help me with this?
- Chiefly British Slang. a grotesquely dressed person.
- (often initial capital letter) British. a grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes that is paraded through the streets and burned on Guy Fawkes Day.
- to jeer at or make fun of; ridicule.
- give the guy to, British Slang. to escape from (someone); give (someone) the slip.
Origin of guy1
- a rope, cable, or appliance used to guide and steady an object being hoisted or lowered, or to secure anything likely to shift its position.
- to guide, steady, or secure with a guy or guys.
Origin of guy2
Examples from the Web for guyed
Historical Examples of guyed
When they guyed him he merely grinned, blushed, and was silent.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
Why, some of them Lizzie girls rangin' the block would have guyed me out of the borough.Torchy
"That must be the emergency-stop that Poney guyed me about," he gasped, as soon as he could think.The Day's Work, Volume 1
After the fashion of their kind, they guyed the Norwegian about the bath he had taken.A Texas Ranger
William MacLeod Raine
It would, indeed, be very disagreeable to be guyed about such a thing.Rejected of Men
- informal a man or youth
- British a crude effigy of Guy Fawkes, usually made of old clothes stuffed with straw or rags, that is burnt on top of a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
- British a person in shabby or ludicrously odd clothes
- (plural) informal persons of either sex
- (tr) to make fun of; ridicule
Word Origin for guy
- a rope, chain, wire, etc, for anchoring an object, such as a radio mast, in position or for steadying or guiding it while being hoisted or lowered
- (tr) to anchor, steady, or guide with a guy or guys
Word Origin for guy
- Buddy, real name George Guy. born 1936, US blues singer and guitarist
- Guyana (international car registration)
Word Origin and History for guyed
"rope, chain, wire," mid-14c., "leader," from Old French guie "a guide," from guier (see guide (v.)); or from a similar word in North Sea Germanic. The "rope" sense is nautical, first recorded 1620s.
"fellow," 1847, originally American English; earlier (1836) "grotesquely or poorly dressed person," originally (1806) "effigy of Guy Fawkes," leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up British king and Parliament (Nov. 5, 1605), paraded through the streets by children on the anniversary of the conspiracy. The male proper name is from French, related to Italian Guido.