Sense: 1-2, 4-5
|Origin:||Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), who tried to blow up the English parliament.|
|Origin:||Probably from Dutch gei 'type of rope'|
guy S1 W3 [countable]
a man [= bloke]:
Dave's a nice guy when you get to know him.
Jake's a real tough guy.
2TMC British English
a model of a man burnt every year on Guy Fawkes' Night, in Britain
3 also guy ropeDLO
a rope that stretches from the top or side of a tent or pole to the ground to keep it in the right position
4 [plural] American English spoken
used when talking to or about a group of people, male or female:
Hey you guys! Where are you going?
used to say that you will stop trying to behave honestly and fairly