a good sort

a good sort

1. An affable, charismatic, and dependable person. I'm very fond of Tom, he's just a good sort all around.
2. slang A physically attractive woman. Primarily heard in Australia. The politician has been widely criticized for calling the female journalist a good sort.
See also: good, sort
References in classic literature ?
said he, 'my worthy friend, you seem a good sort of fellow, so I can't help doing you a kind turn.
But she seemed to be a good sort of fellow, and showed a high regard for the Aged.
Come," said Danglars, "you appear to me a good sort of fellow, and hang me, I should like to help you, but" --