Definition of good old boy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


good old boy

BrE BrE//ˌgʊd əʊld ˈbɔɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌgʊd oʊld ˈbɔɪ//
(North American English, informal)
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a man who is considered typical of white men in the southern states of the US Culture This is an expression used by white men in the southern US states to refer to a man they like and welcome into their group. He is usually a friendly person who has an easy manner and enjoys typically male activities.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: good old boy