A "guy" is a man. It's a casual word.
You use this word instead of "man" when you're talking to your friends or in a casual situation like at a party. The person you're talking about can either be someone that you know, or someone who you don't know but don't have high respect for.
For a stranger who seems older and more respectable, "man" or even "gentleman" are more polite.
Note that you can use the plural form, "guys", when you're talking to a group of men or women:
But "guy" (singular) always refers to a man.
This phrase appears in these lessons:
- “I think the guy in the fedora just winked at me.”
- “The guy in the apartment right below me seems to be having some construction done.”
- “Amy and I were sitting there talking and this guy I know walked by.”
- “That guy she's seeing is a bit of a shady character.”
- “He's an incredibly charismatic and personable guy.”
- “He's a guy from my apartment complex.”
- “Do you happen to know a guy by the name of Fred Breedlove?”
- “This guy over there with the dreadlocks, Johnny... he's kind of the boss's right hand man.”
- “My ideal guy is someone who is confident without being cocky or arrogant.”