Definitions for: Guy


[n] a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
[n] (British) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
[n] an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
[v] steady with a guy
[v] subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"



Webster (1913) Definition: Guy, n. [Sp. guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board
of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic
origin, and the same word as E. guide. See Guide, and cf.
Gye.]
A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as:
a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or
lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar,
or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a
suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent
lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a
structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the
ground, where it is fastened.


Guy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guyed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Guying.]
To steady or guide with a guy.


Guy, n.
1. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in
England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder
Plot.

The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S.
Gilbert.

2. A person of queer looks or dress. --Dickens.


Guy, v. t.
To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.
[Local & Collog U.S.]

Synonyms: blackguard, bozo, cat, guy cable, guy rope, hombre, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule

See Also: adult male, bemock, brace, brace, bracing, collapsible shelter, debunk, effigy, expose, image, lampoon, man, mock, satirise, satirize, simulacrum, sod, stabilise, stabilize, steady, stultify, tent

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