good old boy

noun Informal.

a male who embodies the unsophisticated good fellowship and sometimes boisterous sociability regarded as typical of white males of small towns and rural areas of the South.
a person who belongs to a network of friends and associates with close ties of loyalty and mutual support.

Also good ol' boy [ohl] /oʊl/, good ole boy [ohl] /oʊl/.

Origin of good old boy

First recorded in 1970–75
Related formsgood old boyism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for good old boy

hillbilly, rube, clodhopper, bumpkin, boor, rustic, hayseed, farmer, yokel, rural, cornfed