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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



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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