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good old boy

noun \ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi\

Simple Definition of good old boy

  • : a white man from the southern U.S. who has interests, beliefs, etc., that are commonly associated with white southern men

Full Definition of good old boy

  1. :  a usually white Southerner who conforms to the values, culture, or behavior of his peers

Circa 1967

First Known Use of good old boy

circa 1967

Variants of good old boy

or good ol' boyplay or good ole boy \ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi\

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