good old boy
or good ol' boy or good ole boy noun Date: circa 1967 a usually white Southerner who conforms to the values, culture, or behavior of his peers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • good old boy — good′ old (or ol or ole ) boy′ [[t]oʊl[/t]] n. 1) cvb a man embodying the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as characteristic of white males of the Southern U.S 2) cvb a person, esp. a man, belonging to …   From formal English to slang

  • good old boy — n. Informal a man of the S U.S., variously characterized as easygoing, companionable, assertively masculine, and strongly identifying with his regional lifestyle …   English World dictionary

  • good old boy — noun a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group • Syn: ↑good ole boy, ↑good ol boy • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • good old boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms good old boy : singular good old boy plural good old boys American informal a man who is considered typical of the social group to which he belongs, especially a white man from the southern US …   English dictionary

  • good old boy — AND good ole boy n. a good guy; a dependable companion. (Folksy.) □ Old Tom is a good old boy. He’ll help. □ One of these good ole boys will give you a hand …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • good old boy — noun a) A male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow. Billie, what kind of a lad is that young Coke up at… …   Wiktionary

  • good old boy — good old boyism. 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… …   Universalium

  • good-old-boy club system —  See old boys network / old boys network …   American business jargon

  • good-old-boy network —  See old boys network / old boys network …   American business jargon

  • good ole boy — noun a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group • Syn: ↑good old boy, ↑good ol boy • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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