good old boy


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good old boy

also good ol' boy or good ole boy  (ōl)
n. Slang
A man having qualities held to be characteristic of certain Southern white males, such as a relaxed or informal manner, strong loyalty to family and friends, and often an anti-intellectual bias and intolerant point of view.

good′ old`

(or ol'` or ole`) boy′

(oʊl)
n.
1. a man embodying the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as characteristic of white males of the Southern U.S.
2. a person, esp. a man, belonging to a network of friends and associates with close ties of loyalty.
[1970–75]
good′ old` boy′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good old boy - 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
white man - a man who is White
Southerner - an American who lives in the South
References in classic literature ?
And of finding a father-in-law who is a capital fellow and a liberal good old boy.
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A classic example of the good old boy who lives down the road, Alan Easley (an occasional contributor to Farm Collector) has penned his memoirs and tales of his forebears in a style as comfortable as a couch on the porch.
however, there were plenty in that field who looked exposed and Washaar was quite comfortably outgunned in the superlative stakes by Good Old Boy Lukey before that to suggest he is not unbeatable.
Cash is a good old boy, and he's going to sing the music they know and love.
It's encouraging to note that, despite my snipe last week at the combination of beer and good food becoming pretentious, this latest Monro incarnation, which provides good old boy hearty food with good oldfashioned British beer, is proving to be a big hit, according to Ian, not only with the younger crowd but more specifically the ladies - or should that be the dames?
Sarah Palin, to the good old boy network that's used to getting its way in Washington, D.
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His books are especially acknowledged for their depictions of the Southern working class, and comments and reviews about "Lovesick Blues" connect the author with his subject--"one good old boy writing about another.