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good guy

[ good gahy ]


, Informal.
  1. a moral or noble person; a hero or someone perceived as one:

    The film's twist is that the monster turns out to be the good guy.

  2. any person who is regarded as habitually prone to doing good things or as being morally correct:

    There are times in this job where we don't feel like the good guys.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of good guy1

An Americanism first recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

Governor Jindal seems like a good guy, intelligent, reasonable.

Leahy calls Miller “a donor and a good guy,” but other Tennessee Republicans have less kind words for him.

Whatever the reason, the movie gods have always, until now, designated James McAvoy as “the good guy.”

Even John Cena, the ultimate good guy, gets booed by some fans.

A good guy with a gun can turn into a bad guy due to one slip up or a simple misunderstanding and an itchy trigger finger.

"I don't need Eileen to tell me you're a good guy, Frank," she said with a small, warm smile.

"And here I thought you were a good guy," Margy Sharp said, moving aft.

She seemed to have tentatively classed me as a good guy, and I appreciated it.

Then, under his breath: "You're a pretty good guy after all!"

"You're a good guy, Smithy," Rawson reached out and gripped one brown hand.


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