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guido

noun; other word formation type
a young male, typically of Italian descent. Characteristically, he also frequents many clubs, and wears gold jewelry and tight jeans.
 
The word guido carries a negative connotation as it is often used as a derogatory term. The term underwent widening as it originally referred to the Italian surname Guido, but today refers to all males who conform to the stereotype in which the word embodies. 'Guido' also underwent pejoration as the surname Guido originally had a neutral connotation, but today carries a negative connotation.
Etymology : From the Italian surname Guido. The italian surname Guido was derived from the German Wido, which was derived from the German word Widu 'wood'.
Source : My roommate at Rice University (October 18, 2008). Quote: 'Hey did you just see that guido on the dancefloor? His jeans were so tight he couldn't even breathe.'
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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