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    Hello everyone,

    It is an honor to be part of this great Community.

    My Question:

    Is it correct to use the word ( guys ) when calling girls and women, or is it exclusively used to get males' attention?

    Many thanks...

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    Welcome, Wolf.

    "guys" is commonly used in North American English to refer to a group of people you're on familiar terms with. e.g., friends, you younger sister's or brother's friends, your close colleagues, be they all female, all male or a mixture of the two. "guys" is colloquial. For example, I have three sisters and no brothers, and I use "guys" to get my sisters' attention, as does my mom or dad when they want to get our attention; e.g., "Hey, guys, should we order pizza for dinner tonight?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Welcome, Wolf.

    "guys" is commonly used in North American English to refer to a group of people you're on familiar terms with. e.g., friends, you younger sister's or brother's friends, your close colleagues, be they all female, all male or a mixture of the two. "guys" is colloquial. For example, I have three sisters and no brothers, and I use "guys" to get my sisters' attention, as does my mom or dad when they want to get our attention; e.g., "Hey, guys, should we order pizza for dinner tonight?"
    Thanks a lot for this elaboration but I still have two questions:
    First, is it correct to use it all the time to address women for example, talking to a group of college females.
    Second, is it right to say, " My guys" to get women attention all the time. What I know is ( hey guys) not " my guys."

    Sorry for causing trouble, and I really appreciate your efforts.

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    You're welcome.

    [1] Not unless you know them very well. Remember that "guys" is an endearment term. Use it with people (male or female) you feel close to.

    [2] "Hey, guys!" works. "My guys" wouldn't work on that particular situation.

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