good sort


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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.
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

good sort

see under bad sort.
See also: good, sort
References in classic literature ?
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" --
'Hark ye!' said he, 'my worthy friend, you seem a good sort of fellow, so I can't help doing you a kind turn.
"We've always known he was a very good sort and we're not surprised he won his first two rounds.
Harry may be privileged but he is clearly a good sort. His fiancee comes from exotic stock for a royal bride, but that is no bad thing in modern, multi-racial Britain.
Reflecting on the same, the 32-year-old said he had received a lot of attention in the following days over his heroic performance, adding that he was now hopeful of a good sort of journey from here on.
A Very Good Sort of Man: A Life of Dr Charles Lewis Meryon (1783-1877), Physician to Lady Hester Stanhope
He's a real good sort and he's exactly what you'd want as a captain."
I hadn't realized that there was a good sort of malfunction.
"It gives him a headache but a good sort of headache." But Randolph doesn't know if Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will keep him in the side after Newcastle on Saturday week.
"I know the supporters here are crazy, but I like that; it's a good sort of crazy, because it pushes the team on and helps us achieve things."
I've always got on with Kylie, she's a good sort. She's part Welsh you see - her grandma is Welsh."
I put that down to the fact that although we didn't all work with Ronnie at the same time, he chose a good sort of people and a good sort of musician.
And it's the good sort that provide long-term energy.