good ol' 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.
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good ol' boy

n
a. a man considered as being trustworthy and dependable because of his ordinary and down-to-earth background and upbringing
b. (as modifier): he was expected to bring some good-ol'-boy informality to the White House.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good ol' 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
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