good sort

  1. a person of a kindly and likable disposition

  2. Australian an agreeable or attractive woman

Words Nearby good sort

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How to use good sort in a sentence

  • Toff, (slang) n: a person of the upper classes; a swell, dandy; a good sort.

  • Mr. Burt was a pretty good sort of a man, in his own estimation, but not greatly or generally beloved by his neighbors.

    Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
  • Gaston was thoroughly amused; he was a very good sort of fellow, but somewhat spoiled by the habits of his youth.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
  • Still she is a good sort of a woman, and it is well enough to have some such nice place to visit and get fruit.

    The English Orphans | Mary Jane Holmes
  • I guess von Kluck is a pretty good sort of a chap, after all!

    Boy Scouts in the North Sea | G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Bud was a good sort, but--well, he needed a larger scope for his talents than school afforded.

    Left Tackle Thayer | Ralph Henry Barbour

Other Idioms and Phrases with good sort

good sort

see under bad sort.

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