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one of the guys

Date: Jul 26 2000


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“In my family, I was the only girl, but I was basically
one of the guys.”


1. Definition - Study the definition.

a girl who fits in with boys well, who can hang out
with boys and feel totally comfortable

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

This phrase is different from another you may have
heard. It doesn’t mean the same thing as “tomboy,” which
refers to a girl who acts and looks like a boy. Rather, you
should use this phrase to describe a female who has a
lot of male friends.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“I like Mike’s girlfriend a lot. It’s really cool that she can”

“hang out with all of us. She’s just like_* one of the guys*_.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

“I think ‘one of the guys’ in this sense means she can hang out with her brothers, do what they do. She doesn’t act so girlish. And probably, nobody treats her specially just because she’s the only girl in the house. I’m the only girl in my family, too.”
by Mameow (Bangkok, Thailand)
“Uma, behaved like a boy, and she doesn´t want that the family, act with her like a girl, she wanna be a guy, play with the guys, be one more of her brothers, and not be a ‘fragile candy blonde girl.’ To be integrated in a group.”
by Euardo
”’One of the guys’ means equivalent to any boy – live just like a boy.”
by Sanjay Dixit “I guess the meaning of ‘one of the guys’ is to act or behave like a boy or to be treated in a indifferent way. In other words, no different.” By Ji-Hee (Missouri, USA)
“Her words suggest that she and her brothers were treated in the same way.”
by Paolo (Pisa, Italy)

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