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abbreviation

  • Guyana (international vehicle registration).

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There are 3 definitions of GUY in English:

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Pronunciation: /gʌɪ
 
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noun

  • 1 informal A man: he’s a nice guy
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    • He's a good bloke and a nice guy, not like some moon-faced yuppie kleptocrats I can name.
    • Maybe it is difficult to imagine these guys as nice chaps when your machismo immediately assumes they'll be natural born show-offs.
    • It has become such that I feel it is really difficult to be a guy, a nice guy without being humiliated in some way by girls.
    Synonyms
    man, fellow, gentleman; lad, youth, boy; individual, person, soul
    informal fella, geezer, gent, character, customer, creature, sort, type
    British informal chap, bloke, bod
    North American informal dude, hombre
    Australian/New Zealand informal digger, bastard
    South African informal ou, oom, oke
    Indian informal admi
    British informal , • dated cove
    British vulgar slang sod, bugger
    archaic wight
    Scottish archaic carl
  • 1.1 (guys) People of either sex: you guys want some coffee?
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    • Moments later, he realized, those guys are not going to make it out of this.
    • If you listen and you read his book about soft power, it is ridiculed by these guys.
    • When will these guys realize that he has never fought a campaign where he has had to appeal to the middle?

verb

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  • Make fun of; ridicule: she never stopped guying him about his weight
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    • The film subtly guys the whole genre, with the Inspector frequently proved wrong and even partly responsible for the last death.
    • Why, you're guying me, you little wretch!

Origin

early 19th century (in sense 2 of the noun): named after Guy Fawkes (see Gunpowder Plot).

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Pronunciation: /gʌɪ
 
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noun

  • (also guy rope) A rope or line fixed to the ground to secure a tent or other structure.
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    • The candid, skittish drums and guitar spirals of the powerful ‘Overleaf’ are tethered to the guy rope of acoustic strum and would seem hindered were the guitar foundations linear rather than textural.
    • There were big deals just beyond me, zooming in then out then in again in a mad giddy rush while I let a guy rope down from the scaffolding I'd constructed as a kind of house.
    • I suppose I could put a guy rope on him but why should I?

verb

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  • Secure with a guy or guys.
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    • Proper guying of the vertical should also be thought-out as it is more difficult to find good guying anchor points.
    • Each mast was lifted and guyed with the two permanent backstays and two temporary forestays.

Origin

late Middle English: probably of Low German origin; related to Dutch gei 'brail' and German Geitaue 'brails'.

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