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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bad guy
fall guy
▪ Browne claims that the company was simply looking for a fall guy.
go-to guy
▪ He's the go-to guy for questions about spreadsheets.
good guys (=people who behave in a morally right way, for example in a film)
▪ I’m on the side of the good guys.
Guy Fawkes Night
Ritchie, Guy
tough guys
▪ one of football’s most notorious tough guys
▪ As I have had reason to observe before, the malai medics weren't such bad guys.
▪ In one I had to sit all night in the woods, completely still, while the bad guys circled nearby.
▪ But the bad guys get a spanking, so the story had a modicum of morality.
▪ Nobody wants to be the bad guy anymore; nobody wants to say no.
▪ If you meet a bad guy, you lock him up.
▪ The one who is trying to do something is not the bad guy in this drama.
▪ I was booing and hissing the bad guys with the best of them, and I usually hate audience participation.
▪ At home Lucky is looking forward to once again playing Superman and capturing bad guys.
▪ His name is Ace. Big black guy.
▪ Larry Flynt presents the infamous pornographer as a likable slob who faced down the big guys and won.
▪ They said my father looked a bit like Clark Gable, bold and bad, by all accounts a big guy.
▪ Police officers and big guys in suits wearing earplugs, looking tense, had cordoned off a temporary pathway.
▪ He's a big guy, but he seemed to have got to like crying.
▪ A million bucks to you is peanuts, big guy.
▪ If a black guy tells it, it's not racist.
▪ There were four black guys in the car, late teens to early 20s.
▪ In fact these are not really black guys at all.
▪ Our guy, the black guy, was smarter than the white guys.
▪ Two black guys block our way.
▪ Two chauffeurs linger in the corner, one white with blond hair, the other a good-looking black guy.
▪ I pull, and the black guy stumble forward.
▪ As a black guy I find it definitely relates to everyday life.
▪ In the Godfather, Michael Corleone starts off as a good guy.
▪ This is a good group of guys, these are good guys.
▪ Tyler and I go back a few years. Good guy.
▪ You have to have good hosts, guys with different backgrounds and personalities.
▪ Hamlet kills his good old guy, as it happens.
▪ Nolte makes a good tough guy, as always.
▪ Remember how he wanted us to think he was a good guy at heart?
▪ She, too, has tried to distance herself from what she does best, but the good guys need her.
▪ Stay kerbside - yeah, that sick-looking little guy there.
▪ The little guy can sometimes wield the Freedom of Information Act to impressive effect.
▪ Against all forecasts, against all evidence, the little guy sometimes leads the invincible giant a merry dance.
▪ The idea of it is kind of cute: This little Frank guy is trying to find candy.
▪ They are hiding things from the little guy who is just trying to earn a dollar.
▪ We want the little guys to relate well with each other, relate well with all people...
▪ At that moment there came into my mind the image of that little guy with a moustache and I thought, dammit.
▪ So much for the little guy.
▪ Andrew is a nice guy, but he has the brain of a husk.
▪ He seems like a nice enough guy, so you buy the book, you start to read it.
▪ But the Cambridgeshire result gives lie to the notion that nice guys can't win.
▪ Michael Coles is a really nice guy.
▪ It seems pretty convincing that nice guys do well in this game.
▪ He was a nice guy, a likable guy.
▪ We can see how, in Axelrod's meaning of the term, nice guys may finish first.
▪ What he was first was a heck of a nice guy.
▪ I didn't really hurt the old guy much.
▪ At least I can say that I do these old guys no real or lasting harm.
▪ Some of those old guys are still around, shaking their heads, wondering how long this foolishness will continue.
▪ Hamlet kills his good old guy, as it happens.
▪ Up and down the bar, old guys look away and touch their eyes.
▪ And the only employee I could see was an older guy with tattoos on both forearms who was stocking shelves.
▪ The poor guy who made it did everything right except get those burr veneers properly adhered to the ground.
▪ She said that it was too bad about us, poor guys, but we were going to get mortared at midnight.
▪ Now that poor guy, charged with attempted rape and robbery.
▪ But one poor guy was slow to catch on.
▪ Can anyone help this poor, unfortunate guy?
▪ But the poor paunchy guy had been stuffed into a jumpsuit from which he seemed to gasp for air.
▪ Elvis Presley's trying to sound like Dean Martin, and so is some poor guy in Waikiki.
▪ He had ten birdies in that score, but the poor guy took a six on the par four seventeenth.
▪ He is a classic modern tough guy as well as being an Old Testament prodigal son.
▪ Nolte makes a good tough guy, as always.
▪ Unlike a good many tough guys who made it big in movies, Marvin didn't come from a particularly tough background.
▪ Fujimori knows a fellow tough guy when he sees one.
▪ It doesn't matter, tough guy.
▪ Think of the 10 toughest guys you know.
▪ Likes to kid everyone he's the big macho tough guy.
▪ This sounds tough on guys like Joe Smith and Latrell Sprewell, who have warred beginning to end this year.
▪ If a white guy does, it is.
▪ Our guy, the black guy, was smarter than the white guys.
▪ Maybe the black athletes are just psyching the white guys out.
▪ The white guys ultimately beat the red guys because they outnumbered them thousands to one.
▪ And to make matters worse, it was a white guy my mum had an affair with.
▪ Where are the white guys, period?
▪ Myself and a friend were the only white guys in the whole place, and it was great.
▪ This guy I met, that white guy?
▪ Which just leaves De Niro, whose charismatic wise guy routine is disappointingly adequate and no more.
▪ But you better deliver the goods, wise guy.
▪ Confidence just got wise and the guys it got wise to are wondering where it has gone.
▪ He grabbed dance by the arm and led it into the world of city rhythms, wise guys and lovers.
▪ But to be honest, I like to see a little bit of a wise guy in my coaches.
▪ It's predominantly young guys, tattooed, with their shirts off.
▪ We have a lot of young guys.
▪ He was a handsome young guy with a head of well-oiled reddish hair.
▪ Two young guys named John and Tom.
▪ I walked up to one young guy in full get-up playing the tin whistle near the Harness and Saddle maker store.
▪ McGowan on one side of him, a young blond guy with cheekbones on the other.
▪ He attracts old guys in uniform and young guys in shorts who wouldn't dream of voting for anyone else.
▪ To this end, one of the younger Communist shop stewards in the plot had agreed to be the fall guy.
▪ Beamish, thought Henry, could be the fall guy.
▪ Will Robin solve the fiendish crimes? Get the bad guy?
▪ Confidence just got wise and the guys it got wise to are wondering where it has gone.
▪ It depends what happens when I get through to that guy in Civitavecchia.
▪ It was a chance for us to get better-prepared for Denver and to get some guys healthy.
▪ If he got hurt, my guy used to suffer, too.
▪ I got guys out there helping me.
▪ She says they've got these guys and it's all right now, I can come out.
▪ Sometimes it takes a little bit longer to have guys get together.
▪ I met the guys, loved the songs and they asked me to be their agent.
▪ So I met this guy called Donahue.
▪ I should love to meet the guy who thought up that one.
▪ Can I meet you guys for lunch today?
▪ Jimmy watched him, wondering how long it would be before he met up with this guy again on the street.
▪ Right away, what happens is that he meets his ideal guy.
▪ If you meet a bad guy, you lock him up.
▪ In the service, I met an impressive guy who had just passed the Massachusetts bar exam.
▪ I play a guy who finds love and then people try to take it away.
▪ The only thing that keeps Carolina from dominating people is Dean plays 11 guys.
▪ He could play the good guy so convincingly.
▪ Nine guys played, and nine guys accomplished something.
▪ A lot of times I play the guy who knows what to do, and that's not really me.
▪ Of course, any time you play these guys with Young scrambling and getting critical first downs it makes it tough.
▪ What makes me mad is I turn around and hear this after I played against these guys for three months.
▪ Or maybe play a bad guy.
▪ Do you want me to go and see the guy?
▪ I just see it as a guy who went after his dreams.
▪ You hardly ever see them bothering with guys their own age.
▪ I saw a guy with a head the size of a bucket-the kind you put mops in.
▪ He just saw me as the guy who woke him up and sent him berserk.
▪ I wanted to see the guy who found a snake in his chimney.
▪ I've seen the Fire guys and they told me to ask for an Inspector Ball.
wise guy
▪ All right wise guy, I don't need to hear any more jokes out of you!
▪ But to be honest, I like to see a little bit of a wise guy in my coaches.
▪ But you better deliver the goods, wise guy.
▪ He grabbed dance by the arm and led it into the world of city rhythms, wise guys and lovers.
▪ Which just leaves De Niro, whose charismatic wise guy routine is disappointingly adequate and no more.
▪ Dave's a really nice guy.
▪ Is he the guy who used to live next door to you?
▪ There's some guy who wants to talk to you.
▪ But you only need a few guys like me and you could.
▪ I've put the finger on seven members of the ring since lunch, but the big guy is slippery.
▪ I saw a guy with a head the size of a bucket-the kind you put mops in.
▪ It was sheer bloody hell listening to all those fatuous nincompoops saying what a great guy you are.
▪ Married veterans or guys who married when they got back had difficulties, too.
▪ Nine guys played, and nine guys accomplished something.
▪ These guys believed in what they were doing.
▪ Two chauffeurs linger in the corner, one white with blond hair, the other a good-looking black guy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

guy \guy\ (g[imac]), n. [Sp. guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word as E. guide. See Guide, and cf. Gye.] 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 \guy\, n.

  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]

  3. A man or young man; a fellow; -- usually contrasted with gals or girls as, it was fun for both the guys and gals; the guys were watching football while the girls played bridge. [Informal]

  4. A member of a group of either sex, usually a friend or comrade; -- usually used in the pl.; as, tell the guys to come inside; are any of you guys interested in a game of tennis?. [Informal]


guy \guy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. guyed (g[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. guying.] To steady or guide with a guy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"rope, chain, wire," mid-14c., "leader," from Old French guie "a guide," from guier (see guide (v.)); or from a similar word in North Sea Germanic. The "rope" sense is nautical, first recorded 1620s.


"fellow," 1847, originally American English; earlier (1836) "grotesquely or poorly dressed person," originally (1806) "effigy of Guy Fawkes," leader of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up British king and Parliament (Nov. 5, 1605), paraded through the streets by children on the anniversary of the conspiracy. The male proper name is from French, related to Italian Guido.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete and rare English) A guide; a leader or conductor. 2 (context primarily nautical English) A support rope or cable used to guide, steady or secure something which is being hoisted or lowered. Also a support to secure or steady something prone to shift its position or be carried away, e.g. the mast of a ship or a suspension-bridge. vb. To equip with a support cable. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context British English) An effigy of a man burned on a bonfire on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (5th November). 2 (context archaic English) A person of eccentric appearance or dress. 3 (context colloquial English) A male 4 (context colloquial in the plural English) people 5 (context colloquial of animals and sometimes objects English) thing, creature 6 (context colloquial technology English) thing, unit 7 (context informal term of address English) Buster, Mack, fella vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November. 2 (context transitive English) To make fun of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.

  1. n. an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: cat, hombre, bozo]

  2. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

  3. a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent) [syn: guy cable, guy rope]

  1. v. 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 collapsing"

Guy, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 202
Housing Units (2000): 92
Land area (2000): 0.920587 sq. miles (2.384310 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.920587 sq. miles (2.384310 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29230
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.324584 N, 92.334935 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72061
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Guy, AR
Guy (band)

Guy is an American hip hop, R&B and soul band, most closely associated with the new jack swing style of the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Guy may refer to:

Guy (sailing)

A guy (probably from Dutch gei, " brail") is a term for a line ( rope) attached to and intended to control the end of a spar on a sailboat. On a modern sloop-rigged sailboat with a symmetric spinnaker, the spinnaker pole is the spar most commonly controlled by one or more guys.

Guy (film)

Guy is a 1997 film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and written by Kirby Dick. The drama stars Hope Davis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lucy Liu, Sandy Martin, Michael Massee, John F. O'Donohue and Richard Portnow. The movie was initially released in the United States on 17 December 1997. Its United Kingdom release was on 22 May 1998. It was filmed on location in Los Angeles, California.

Guy (given name)

Guy is an English given name, which is derived from the French form of the Germanic name Guido. "Guy" is also an Anglicization of the Hebrew name גיא, transliterated " Gai", which means "Ravine".

Guy (Final Fight)

is a video game character who first appeared in the 1989 arcade beat-em-up Final Fight by Capcom. Guy, along with other Final Fight series characters, has also been a recurring player character in the Street Fighter fighting game series since Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams in 1995. Guy is a crimson-clad ninpō master of Japanese descent who has been taught the form of ninjutsu. The kanji, 武神, written on Guy's top literally translates to "God of War".

In the original Final Fight he aides his friend Cody as well as Metro City Mayor Mike Haggar in rescuing Jessica, who is Haggar's daughter and Cody's girlfriend. Guy was excluded from the SNES version of the game, but a special version replacing Cody with Guy was also released. While he is not a playable character in the sequel Final Fight 2, Guy factors into the storyline as his girlfriend and her father are captured. Guy returned to the Final Fight series as selectable character in Final Fight 3. He also appears in Final Fight: Streetwise, but is not playable in the game's story mode. His sister-in-law is Maki Genryusai, who was introduced as one of the protagonists of Final Fight 2.

The character has been well received, often being named to various lists of top Street Fighter characters. His popularity with fans has resulted in Capcom adding him to many of its newer fighting games.

Guy (Bishop of Amiens)

Guy, Bishop of Amiens (d.1075) was an eleventh-century churchman, in what is now the north-east of France.

Although the genealogy of early Ponthieu and Boulogne is scanty (and the 12th century versions unreliable, because of their efforts to tie the ruling houses of Boulogne and Ponthieu into earlier noble houses), it is most likely that Guy, the Bishop of Amiens, was the uncle (and not the brother) of Enguerrand II and his brother Guy I of Ponthieu. Count Enguerrand II's and Guy I's father Hugh II was the son of Enguerrand I by an earlier marriage: Enguerrand I evidently married a Boulognnais countess, the wife of Arnold II, who died in battle: from this later marriage came Guy and his brother Fulk (later abbot of Forest l'Abbaye), and probably a Robert.

Bishop Guy was educated for a career in the church at the abbey of St Riquier and was one of its most brilliant students. His teacher was abbot Enguerrand (called "the wise" d. 9 December 1045). Guy may have been an archdeacon by 1045, and was bishop by 1058. "His predecessor to the episcopate of Amiens, Fulk II, was caught up in the emerging struggle between the secular clergy, dominated by the political contentions of the great feudal families, and the reforming popes, with their bias in favour of monastic houses, which they often rendered exempt from episcopal jurisdiction." When Guy became bishop of Amiens he inherited the legal struggles of his predecessor; this eventually resulted in Guy being suspended from his duties as bishop, although he continued to rule the see as lord.

He was in this state of papal disfavour at the time of the Norman Conquest. This may have been the (contributing) reason why bishop Guy composed the Carmen de Hastingae Proelio (Song of the Battle of Hastings), as an effort to flatter the new Norman king of England, William I, who was then in very high favor with the pope. But if so, bishop Guy's poem failed in its purpose. He was highly enough thought of at the Norman court to be assigned as Matilda of Flanders's chaplain when she went over to England for her coronation in 1068. But when bishop Guy died in 1075, he still had not regained his bishopric.

Guy (album)

Guy is the eponymous debut studio album by American R&B band Guy, released on June 13, 1988, by Uptown Records. It was produced by group founder Teddy Riley and manager Gene Griffin.

The album peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200 chart. In July 1994, it was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of two million copies in the United States.

In 2007, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album, Geffen Records reissued the recording complete with a remastered version of the original album and a second CD of remixes.

Guy (surname)

Guy is the surname of:

  • Athol Guy (born 1940), Australian musician
  • Barry Guy (born 1947), British composer
  • Billy Guy (1936–2002), American singer
  • Brent Guy (born 1960), American football coach
  • Buddy Guy (born 1936), American guitarist
  • Charles L. Guy (1856–1930), New York politician and judge
  • Constantin Guys (1802–1892), French journalist
  • Edna Guy (1907–1982), American dancer
  • Étienne Guy (1774–1820), Canadian surveyor and politician
  • Fabrice Guy (born 1968), French skier
  • Frances Guy (born 1959) British former ambassador, UN Women's representative in Iraq
  • Fritz Guy (born 1930), American theologian
  • Gary Guy (born 1955), Canadian horse racing announcer
  • Gary Guy (footballer) (born 1952), Australian rules footballer
  • Greg Guy, American basketball player
  • Henry Lewis Guy (1887–1956), British mechanical engineer
  • Jasmine Guy (born 1962), American actress
  • Jean Guy (1922–2013), First Lady of North Dakota
  • John Guy (governor) (died 1629), English merchant and Governor of Newfoundland
  • John Guy (historian) (born 1949), British historian
  • Lewis Guy (born 1985), English footballer
  • L. Ruth Guy (1913–2006), American educator and pathologist; Texas Women's Hall of Fame
  • Mark Guy (born 1964), American football player
  • Nathan Guy (born 1970), New Zealand politician
  • Phil Guy (1940–2008), American guitarist
  • Ray Guy (born 1949), American football player
  • Ray Guy (humorist) (1939–2013), Canadian journalist and writer
  • Richard K. Guy (born 1916), British mathematician
  • Rosa Guy (born 1925), American writer
  • Scott Guy, New Zealand murder victim
  • Thomas Guy (1644–1724), British founder of Guy's Hospital
  • Trent Guy (born 1987), American football player
  • William Guy (1810–1885), British physician
  • William L. Guy (1919–2013), American politician
  • (1818—1873), French dancer, a favourite of José de Salamanca.

Usage examples of "guy".

Because wanting to convince anyone that there was no Amadis in the world or any of the adventuring knights who fill the histories, is the same as trying to persuade that person that the sun does not shine, ice is not cold, and the earth bears no crops, for what mind in the world can persuade another that the story of Princess Floripes and Guy de Bourgogne is not true, or the tale of Fierabras and the Bridge of Mantible, which occurred in the time of Charlemagne, and is as true as the fact that it is now day?

A double-ended pipe shear would kill every man aft, maybe you guys too.

Guy parried and backed away from a fierce series of attacks, then turned aggressor and forced Dante to back away from his blows.

They were the hard-eyed group, the appraisers, the potential aggressors, the bunch of guys making the half-obvious pitch at the interesting stranger.

Then, in the middle of pardoning some rich guys during his all-night Agonistes on January 19, he finally decided to do some good for all those women who sit at keyboards all day and who, with their crippled hands, went to the polls TWICE to make him their President.

With a cute guy I picked up at Amour Magique, a good -- no, great -- dancer.

He wound up on the Beach at Sigma End, where he hung out with guys like the legendary Billy Anker, at that time obsessed with Radio RX1.

And now there was a full-size movie crew up here, based out of Vineland but apt to show up just about anyplace, prominent among whom, and already generating notable Thanatoid distress, was this clearly insane Mexican DEA guy, not only dropping but also picking up, dribbling, and scoring three-pointers with the name of Frenesi Gates.

The app guys became more important than the iron guys, because they and the potential customers were sharing the same perspectives.

The first and most obvious was the question of why Asad Khalil had turned himself in to the CIA liaison guy at the Paris Embassy.

I usually make sure a guy likes me before I drop the Atchison Tyler bomb on them.

He came to Auer and executed a neat, military right-face, hoping to make his getaway before the guy in the pickup realized he was gone.

There is no real conflict between any of the characters, either, outside of the axiomatic Good Guy vs.

Maybe the mystery had gone away, or maybe he was concentrating on the bigger badder guys from the future who could use such as the Suliban as a tool.

And talking to another skater, a guy with a red bandanna around his head.