good old boy

noun \ ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi \
variants: or good ol' boy or good ole boy

Definition of good old boy

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

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First Known Use of good old boy

1882


GOOD OLD BOY Defined for English Language Learners

good old boy

noun

Definition of good old boy for English Language Learners

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


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