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old fellow

noun, Chiefly British.
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Origin of old fellow
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • He considered himself as comparatively old, and he had a feeling of sympathy for the other old fellow who doubtless loved her.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • "With all my heart," answered the old fellow; and delivered it into his hand.

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • No one else but this old fellow can catch black bream of this size.

  • Ah, old fellow, you are fastening the stable after the horse has been stolen!

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • "It's there, old fellow, if you really know how to get it out," Cousin Frank told his son and heir.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • Moreover, the old fellow was growing intolerant, fanatic, said Homais.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Well, old fellow, du Tillet and Nucingen are coming to Carabine's to-night, where they will meet a number of political characters.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
  • But I say, old fellow, if you are not a pirate, where are the rascals?

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • I hope you won't marry some old fellow; not even a rich one.'

    My Antonia Willa Cather

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