Guy, v. t. To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. [Local & Collog U.S.]
guy n. 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.
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. Hence: A person of queer looks or dress. [Chiefly Brit. slang]
n 1: an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the
guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: cat, hombre,
2: an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy
3: a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially
a tent) [syn: guy cable, guy rope]
v 1: subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed
the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked
fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students
roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" [syn: ridicule,
roast, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make
fun, poke fun]
2: steady or support with with a guy wire or cable; "The
Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from