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Boy vs. Guy

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  • Boy (noun)

    A young male, from 15th c. particularly

    "Kate is dating a boy named Jim."

  • Boy (noun)

    A male child: a son of any age.

  • Boy (noun)

    A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker. from 17th c.

  • Boy (noun)

    A male of low station, (especially as pejorative) a worthless male, a wretch; a mean and dishonest male, a knave. 14th-17th c.

  • Boy (noun)

    A male servant, slave, assistant, or employee, from 14th c. particularly:

  • Boy (noun)

    A male child or teenager, as distinguished from infants or adults.

  • Boy (noun)

    A younger such worker.

  • Boy (noun)

    A non-white male servant regardless of age, from 17th c. particularly as a form of address.

  • Boy (noun)

    Any non-white male, regardless of age. from 19th c.

  • Boy (noun)

    A male animal, especially, in affectionate address, a male dog. from 15th c.

    "C'mere, boy! Good boy! Who's a good boy?"

    "Are you getting a boy cat or a girl cat?"

  • Boy (noun)

    A former low rank of various armed services; a holder of this rank.

  • Boy (noun)

    Heroin. from 20th c.

  • Boy (interjection)

    Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.

    "Boy, that was close!"

    "Boy, that tastes good!"

    "Boy, I wish I could go to Canada!"

  • Boy (verb)

    to use the word boy to refer to someone

    "Don't boy me!"

  • Boy (verb)

    to act as a boy in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage

  • Guy (noun)

    An effigy of a man burned on a bonfire on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (5th November).

  • Guy (noun)

    A person of eccentric appearance or dress; a "fright".

  • Guy (noun)

    A man, fellow.

  • Guy (noun)

    A person see usage notes.

  • Guy (noun)

    Thing, creature.

    "The dog's left foreleg was broken, poor little guy."

  • Guy (noun)

    Thing, unit.

    "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."

  • Guy (noun)

    Buster, Mack, fella, bud, man.

    "Hey, guy, give a man a break, would ya?"

  • Guy (noun)

    A guide; a leader or conductor.

  • Guy (noun)

    A support rope or cable used to guide, steady or secure something which is being hoisted or lowered.

  • Guy (noun)

    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).

  • Guy (verb)

    To exhibit an effigy of Guy Fawkes around the 5th November.

  • Guy (verb)

    To make fun of, to ridicule with wit or innuendo.

  • Guy (verb)

    To play in a comedic manner.

  • Guy (verb)

    To equip with a support cable.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Boy (noun)

    A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.

  • Boy (noun)

    In various countries, a male servant, laborer, or slave of a native or inferior race; also, any man of such a race; - considered derogatory by those so called, and now seldom used.

  • Boy

    To act as a boy; - in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

  • Guy (noun)

    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 (noun)

    A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

  • Guy (noun)

    A person of queer looks or dress.

  • Guy (noun)

    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.

  • Guy (noun)

    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?.

  • Guy

    To steady or guide with a guy.

  • Guy

    To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.

Webster Dictionary
  • Boy (noun)

    a youthful male person;

    "the baby was a boy"

    "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"

    "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"

  • Boy (noun)

    a friendly informal reference to a grown man;

    "he likes to play golf with the boys"

  • Boy (noun)

    a male human offspring;

    "their son became a famous judge"

    "his boy is taller than he is"

  • Boy (noun)

    (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black man;

    "get out of my way, boy"

  • Guy (noun)

    an informal term for a youth or man;

    "a nice guy"

    "the guy's only doing it for some doll"

  • Guy (noun)

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

  • Guy (noun)

    a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

  • Guy (verb)

    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"

  • Guy (verb)

    steady or support with with a guy wire or cable;

    "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"

Princeton's WordNet

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