good-time Charlie

or good-time Charley

[ goo d-tahym ]
/ ˈgʊdˌtaɪm /

noun Informal.

an affable, sociable, pleasure-loving man.

Origin of good-time Charlie

First recorded in 1955–60
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Idioms and Phrases with good-time charlie

good-time Charlie


Affable, convivial fellow, as in Joe was a typical good-time Charlie, always ready for a party. [Colloquial; 1920s]

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