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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, Italian, literally "leader," of Germanic origin (see guide (v.)). As a type of gaudy machoism often associated with Italian-Americans, 1980s, teen slang, from the name of character in Hollywood film "Risky Business" (1983).


alt. (inflection of guidare 1 s pres indc Italian) n. (context slang US ethnic slur English) Italian-American male; an American male of Italian extraction as a member of the working-class vb. (inflection of guidare 1 s pres indc Italian)


Guido is a given name Latinised from the Old High German name Wido mostly used in Germany, Italy, and Spain. The given name Guy is the Norman-French version of this name.

In the United States and Canada, guido is sometimes used as a pejorative for certain Italian-Americans deemed to fit a particular ethnic stereotype.

Guido (jazz band)

Guido is the band composed of Hidenobu "KALTA" Ootsuki and Hiroshi Hata. Their album The Brink of Time consists of arrangements of music from the game Chrono Trigger composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

Other album releases include Tobal No. 1 Remixes Electrical Indian and Creid.

Guido (slang)

Guido is a slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general. More recently, it has come to refer to Italian Americans who conduct themselves in an overtly macho manner. The time period in which it obtained the later meaning is not clear, but some sources date it to the 1970s or 1980s. The term is not currently used in Italy.

Guido (disambiguation)

Guido is a male given name. It may also refer to:

  • Guido (slang), slang term for working-class Italian-American
  • Guido (surname)
  • Guido Island, Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica
  • 120361 Guido, an asteroid
  • GUIDO music notation
  • GUIDO, a flight controller/guidance officer in Apollo space missions
Guido (footballer)

Guido Alves Pereira Neto (born 9 March 1976 in Ribeirão Preto) is a Brazilian retired professional association football player.

Guido (surname)

Guido is the surname of:

  • Alejandro Guido (born 1994), American soccer player
  • Beatriz Guido (1924–1988), Argentine novelist and screenwriter
  • Guilherme Guido (born 1987), Brazilian swimmer
  • José María Guido (1910-1975), interim President of Argentina from 1962 to 1963
  • Luigi Guido (born 1968), Italian judoka
  • Marcello Guido (born 1953), Italian architect
  • Tomás Guido (1788-1866), a general in the Argentine War of Independence, diplomat and politician
Guido (bishop of Turin)

Guido of Turin (died 1046) was an Italian bishop. He was bishop of Turin from 1037 until his death in 1046.

According to a forged diploma, Emperor Conrad II supposedly awarded the bishopric of Maurienne to the bishop of Turin during the first year of Guido's episcopate.

Guido had a special care for the monastery of Santa Maria in Cavour, which his predecessor, Bishop Landulf of Turin, had founded. In 1041 Guido confirmed Landulf’s donations to Cavour, and also intervened to ensure that Adelaide of Turin ceded property to the moanstery. Then, in 1044, Guido donated the church of San Secondo, located near the Dora Riparia river, to Abbot Alberic of Cavour.

Usage examples of "guido".

He and Guido Arrellio had first met in the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian war of independence in the early sixties.

Finally Guido had met a Maltese girl, married her and bought the Pensione Splendide in Naples.

Creasy had phoned him that morning from Naples to tell him that he and his friend Guido would be arriving in Saigon within forty-eight hours.

Creasy was directly opposite her, with his Italian friend Guido to his right.

He took a sip of his coffee and then added another lump of sugar and gave Guido a rare smile.

It was as though Creasy, Guido and The Owl were simply going about a routine task.

Very quickly Guido straddled him and placed the palms of his hands on his back, then started to press rhythmically.

She felt hatred for Creasy and Guido, who loomed like monsters over the frail Oriental.

From behind, Guido smacked him hard across the face, knocking him sideways and onto his knees.

Maxie and Rene from the airport and give them each a pistol that Guido will buy.

So Guido will keep an eye on the outside while Maxie and Rene are inside.

Susanna sat with Creasy and Guido on the patio, sipping a brandy and listening to them reminisce about old times and old comrades.

Eventually Guido drained his glass and stood up, saying that he had a meeting with his bed.

She passed it to Creasy who read it and then showed it to Jens, Guido and The Owl.

After finishing each page, Creasy passed his on to Susanna and Guido passed his on to Jennings.