good old boy

noun \ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi\

Definition of good old boy

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

1882

First Known Use of good old boy

1882

Variants of good old boy

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good ol' boy

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good ole boy

\ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi\

GOOD OLD BOY Defined for English Language Learners

good old boy

noun \ˈgu̇d-ōl(d)-ˌbȯi\

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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