good old boy

good old boy

noun Informal.
1.
a male who embodies the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as typical of white males of small towns and rural areas of the South.
2.
a person who belongs to a network of friends and associates with close ties of loyalty and mutual support.
Also, good ol' boy [ohl] , good ole boy [ohl] .


Origin:
1970–75

good old boyism, noun
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good old boy definition


and good ole boy
  1. n.
    a good guy; a dependable companion. (Folksy.) : Old Tom is a good old boy. He'll help.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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