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good old boy Syllabification: good old boy

Definition of good old boy in English:


A man who embodies some or all of the qualities considered characteristic of many white men of the southern US, including an unpretentious, convivial manner, conservative or intolerant attitudes, and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group.
Example sentences
  • The pastor emailed me to say that the plans were indeed off, and it appears that is the case, courtesy of some good old boys.
  • So if word got out that there was a fight brewing between a couple of good old boys, everybody would try to see the fight.
  • Then, my accent deepens a bit, and I turn into Jethro Clampett before my traveling companions' bemused eyes, a good old boy just trying not to get screwed at the rural gas station.
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