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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] /oʊl/ (Show IPA),
good ole boy
[ohl] /oʊl/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
good old boyism, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for good old boy

good old boy

modifier

: Kevin Baker and Fred Ward have good-ol'-boy chemistry

noun phrase

A white Southerner who exemplifies the masculine ideals of the region; bubba: The helpful truck driver was a good old boy from around Nashville (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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