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Guy

Greeting between young men not acquainted with each other, as in this pizza-pahluh exchange: "Whaddle it be, guy? Slice o 'roni and a tonic." The term can only be used between peers or from a superior to a subordinate. If a teenager calls a middle-aged man "guy," he's being deliberately offensive.
Lisa Gordon and Alan Miles

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This is similar to the incorrect uses of "kid".In some city neighborhoods, particularly Southie, "kid" is used to refer to any man - of any age. Example:"He's a wicked good kid" (referring to 37 year old man)Also, it is used as a direct address:"Hey, kid! Wassup?"

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