Definition of good old
- Good old John: you can always count on him to help.
- I don't need fancy shoes. I prefer good old sneakers.
- They were talking about the good old days.
: of a favorable character or tendency
: bountiful, fertile
: handsome, attractive
: something that is good
: something conforming to the moral order of the universe
: praiseworthy character : goodness
used as an intensive
: dating from the remote past : ancient
: persisting from an earlier time
: of long standing
: one of a specified age
: old or earlier time
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