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a good sort
1. An affable, charismatic, and dependable person. I'm very fond of Tom, he's just a good sort all around. Our date was fine—Joe's a good sort, we just don't have any chemistry. Why didn't you ask Paul to help you move? He's a good sort, I'm sure he would have done it.
2. slang A physically attractive woman. Primarily heard in Australia. The politician has been widely criticized for calling the female journalist a good sort. A: "Check out that girl at the bar! She's a good sort." B: "Yeah, so why would she talk to losers like us?" Sure, I'll go out with Tracy, if you want to set it up. I've seen her before—she's a very good sort!
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