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    I have heard this word ol' so many times but don't understand when we exactly use it. Ihave ehard good ol' big ol' ... what does this exactly mean?

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    Default Re: good ol'

    That apostrophe is there because one letter was omitted.
    So it is GOOD OLD... For instance, good old days, good old firend...

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    Default Re: good ol'

    Even though "ol'" is a shortened form of "old," when used in "good ol'" or "big ol'", the speaker doesn't literally mean old or aged. It's more of a term of endearment or familiarity.

    "This is my friend, good ol' Charlie Brown."
    "Billy Bob went fishing this morning and caught a big ol' catfish."
    "Ernest didn't mean any harm when he shot at you, he's just a good ol' boy and was having some fun."


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