Adjective "guy" definition and examples

(Guy may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡʌɪ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A man.
  1. 'Sure this movie is three years old, but it feels like I haven't seen this guy for a half a millennium.'
  2. 'He's a great guy, a phenomenal player, and he's energized us.'
  3. 'I want you to meet my friend from Stockholm, he's great guy.'
  4. 'He claims they don't have the courage to go after the really tough guys they need to do battle with.'
  5. 'He's a gruff, funny guy who knows exactly how to deliver the hokey, disjointed dialogue.'
  6. 'I'm a smart guy who has been using technology all my life, so I can follow along pretty well.'
  7. 'A band of young guys arrived to take a picture of the cafe.'
  8. 'He is a charmer and a funny guy and he is not shy about expressing his feelings.'
  9. 'While the young guys wanted a strike, the older ones opposed it, and I hated conflict.'
  10. 'Here was a friend, just a regular guy who liked a drink, was a hit with the girls, and had a successful business.'
  11. 'you guys want some coffee?'
  12. 'I work with a bunch of peculiar, eccentric guys who have a lot of really strange ideas.'
  13. 'These guys have to learn to stop their bellyaching, and trust the American public.'
  14. 'Lead by James, this band of brothers will do anything to put a stop to these bad guys - even if it means going to war!'
  15. 'These guys have been playing together their whole lives, and it shows in their musical ability.'
  16. 'It is then that I realize that the other guys are walking out of the hotel; damn I am really out of it today!'
  17. 'If you're an amateur musician, when you play with those guys, you realize you're an amateur.'
  18. 'They shot back in Vietnam for twelve years, until we finally got sick of the whole mess and let the bad guys take over.'
  19. 'So, the idea is to break this connection, and let guys like this move on.'
  20. 'Moments later, he realized, those guys are not going to make it out of this.'
  21. 'Everyone agreed this was a good idea, even the guys in the air department.'
A figure representing Guy Fawkes, burnt on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night, and often displayed by children begging for money for fireworks.

    verb

    Make fun of; ridicule.
    1. 'Why, you're guying me, you little wretch!'

    Guyana (international vehicle registration).

      More definitions

      1. Informal. a man or boy; fellow: He's a nice guy.

      2. Usually, guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people: Could one of you guys help me with this?

      3. Chiefly British Slang. a grotesquely dressed person.

      4. (often initial capital letter) British. a grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes that is paraded through the streets and burned on Guy Fawkes Day. verb (used with object), guyed, guying.

      5. to jeer at or make fun of; ridicule. Idioms

      6. give the guy to, British Slang. to

      More examples(as adjective)

      "buyings can be guy."

      Origin

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