I am far from advocating a style of hail-fellow-well-met familiarity betwixt master and servant.
It could not be that Gordon, could it, with his hail-fellow-well-met manner?
There had been nothing snobbish about Tim; he was hail-fellow-well-met with every voter east of Broadway.
Cf. the use of the phrase "to be hail-fellow-well-met with anyone."
Irene, pleasant and hail-fellow-well-met with all comers, had at once noticed this attitude of the others towards Lorna.
To be ‘hail-fellow-well-met’ with him, were to lower ourselves.
I hear he is hail-fellow-well-met with the King and with Buckingham and Killigrew and their wild set.
She was hail-fellow-well-met with all her schoolmates, and never paired off with any particular girl.
How many hands he shook, how many people he was "hail-fellow-well-met" with, it is impossible to guess!
The garrulous or impertinent talker is almost as objectionable as the hail-fellow-well-met, slap-on-the-back fellow.
A term describing a person who is superficially friendly and is always trying to gain friends. Such a person may also be referred to as a “glad-hander.”