Anything Obscure & Eclectic



v. — to conduct or lead; to direct the course of
— to command, govern or rule
— to fasten or secure using guys
— to make an object of ridicule; to ridicule by innuendo
— to go off; to run away; to give the slip to
— to exhibit in effigy

fm. still the French gui, meaning guide

And Jupiter so was my soul, guy to speak of a servant properly.
—Geoffrey Chaucer, The Knight’s Tale, c1385

first published. c1362

inspiration. thoroughness

The Roman street-boy who who guyed the gladiators from the gallery.
— Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad, 1869

I’m guyed at by the children.
—Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four, 1890


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