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1845, Henry Cockton, ''The Love Match'', W.M. Clark, p. 77:
- “But shan’t I look a guy?”
- “Not a bit of it. Jist the very kick!”
1865, Margaret Oliphant, ''Miss Marjoribanks'', Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 97, p. 316:
- I am always a perfect guy, whatever I wear, when I sit against a red curtain. You mean say that a woman always knows when she’s good-looking, but I am happy to say ''I'' know when I look a guy.
1885, W. S. Gilbert, ''The Mikado'', Mikado/Act I/Part Va|“As Some Day It May Happen”:
- And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
- And who “doesn’t think she dances, but would rather like to try” ….
1978, (w), ''God on the Rocks'', Abacus 2014, p. 138:
- Why are you so ashamed that her child saw you looking a guy, sprawled on the floor, spilling cakes?
(quote-text)’|title=The Gilded Age|passage=“You don't say so? I thought he was some guy from Pennsylvania.”
- "Yeah we did," said Stacy.
2016, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, ''The Guardian'', 9 March:
- Let’s be honest. “Have I kissed too many guys?” is not a question that mature, sexually active women are likely to be asking Google.
A person (q).
''The dog's left foreleg was broken, poor little guy.''
''This guy, here, controls the current, and this guy, here, measures the voltage.''
''This guy is the partial derivative of that guy with respect to x.''
''Hey, guy, give a man a break, would ya?''
To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November.
To fun of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.
2003, Roy Porter, ''Flesh in the Age of Reason'', Penguin 2004, p. 278:
- Swift and other satirists mercilessly guyed the unlettered self-importance of the peddlars of such soul-food, exposing their humility and self-laceration as an egregious and obnoxious form of self-advertisement (''s'excuser, c'est s'accuser'').
2006, Clive James, ''North Face of Soho'', Picador 2007, p. 187:
- Terry Kilmartin ..., applauded for every ‘um’ and ‘ah’, knew that he was being guyed and had the charm to make it funny.
To play in a comedic manner.
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).