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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A man (in plural, persons of either sex).
verb tr.: To make fun of; ridicule.
noun: A rope to steady, guide, or secure something.
verb tr.: To steady, guide, or secure something with a rope.
For set 1:After Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), a conspirator in the failed attempt to blow up England’s Parliament in 1605. Earliest documented use: 1874.
For set 2: From Old French guie (guide), from guier (to guide). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which is also the source of guide, wise, vision, advice, idea, story, history, polyhistor, invidious, hades, eidos, eidetic, previse, vidimus, and vizard. Earliest documented use: 1375.
“There was much guying of America’s Tea Party movement or teabaggers, as some hilariously call themselves.”
Veronica Lee; Bigots and the PC Brigade are Expertly Skewered; The Independent (London, UK); May 27, 2015.
“Ropes guyed it down to the goalpost crossbars.”
Ian McDonald; Kirinya; Gollancz; 1998.
See more usage examples of guy in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (9 Feb 1737-1809)