good ole 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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Noun1.good ole 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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Good Ole Boy Ronnie had a way with words and was a great frontman, but was not that interested in the minutiae of government, so when he got elected El Presidento all he used to do was stroll into the Oval Office in the morning and say, "Okay boys, what have you got for me today?" His aides would tell him what was happening in the world and what they proposed to do about it.
Fed up with the "good ole boy" status quo, the Black Widow appears in Kansas City to avenge the women who have fallen victim to their male predators.
But Dave Hall, despite his bachelor's and master's degrees, is still a good ole boy southerner with an abiding respect for wildlife and the environment and an intimate knowledge of the Dark Side of the game, which he spent his life fighting--and he was at the time Game Wars was written, a hunter.
"My concern is that these changes [at RCS Capital] could reflect a move toward 'good ole boy management,' which can make it a struggle for women in upper management to gain ground," Henschen said.
Her brother, the enigmatic, good ole boy, Ben, is drinking too much and smoking way too much pot, her father is depressed, her best friend is in love with her and her job at the Sugar Shack is taking a turn, as a corporation plans to buy it out.
In this part of the country, support of same-sex marriage challenges the entire Southern identity, which includes the gun culture, belief in God, hatred of government, and "good ole boy" male patriarchy.
Instead, the reader will enjoy the tale of a woman overcoming the "good ole boy" network of Air Force aviation in the early 1980s, eventually commanding an operational flying squadron, rising to the rank of colonel, working for the Joint Staff, and volunteering for the job of executive officer to Lt Gen Jay Garner, US Army, retired, director of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq.
But there is a difference between "rednecks" and "white trash." There are many a "good ole boy" who would stop to help any woman broken down on the side of the road at 1:00 a.m.
Ah, come on, give that good ole boy his dues, you say.
While change was difficult--replacing the "good ole boy" system with one that didn't include criteria related to who you know--the end product makes everyone feel good because we all experienced a sense of fairness and satisfaction by doing the right thing for the right reasons.
On Key West's main street, every other building is a good ole boy bar, gay nightclub or biker joint.