good ol 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 ol' boy
 
n
a.  a man considered as being trustworthy and dependable because of his ordinary and down-to-earth background and upbringing
 b.  (as modifier): he was expected to bring some good-ol'-boy informality to the White House

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