Definition of Good old boy

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Good Ol' Boy, Good Ole Boy
Generic synonyms: White Man, Southerner

Definition of Good old boy

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic chiefly southern US sometimes derogatory) A friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Good Old Boy

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good manners
good morning
good mornings
good morrow
good nature
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good news
good night
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good offices
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good on you
good part
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good riddance
good riddance to bad rubbish
good sense
good shape
good speller

Literary usage of Good old boy

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1. Ring Around the Rosie . . . ! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"Key no. 73, Miranda vs. State of Arizona, 86 s. Ct. 1602 (1966) BEWARE OF “GOOD OLD BOY CONGRESSIONAL TRICKS APFN FRIENDS: As ..."

2. The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists, Excluding Shakespeare by William Allan Neilson (1911)
"A good old boy, i'faith ! If thon servest me. i li.¡u »halt eat as / eat, drink as I drink, lie as 7 lie, and ride as I ride. Orl. [Aside. ..."

3. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1845)
"I was but a lad, not half an oar high, when the good old boy died in that very house, some say of a Lord Mayor's show ..."

4. Raising the Veil by Ball Fenner (1856)
"Good, old boy! I wish I had so good a show before me; but let's take another drink, just to drive away the blue-devils. I hope you will be successful. ..."

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