A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something. To steady, guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable. Informal A man; a fellow. Informal Persons of either sex. Chiefly British A person of odd or grotesque appearance or dress. An effigy of Guy Fawkes paraded through the streets of English towns and burned on Guy Fawkes Day. To hold up to ridicule; mock.