BEING THE LAST TIME, SERIOUSLY
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
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