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regular fellow

noun phrase

An honest, pleasant, convivial person, esp of the moral bourgeoisie: I know I'm not a regular fellow, yet I loathe anybody else that isn't/ She's like Wallace. A real fighter. A regular guy ( first form 1920+, second 1840+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The Proserpine is a 'regular fellow,' after a fashion, at least; and the Few-Folly has dared to show herself to her.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He's a regular fellow, or he was, but now he's simply lost in the shuffle.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Herbert Hunter urged her acceptance as a sub, saying that they could throw her out when the regular fellow came.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • Already she was beginning to look down the Pike for a regular fellow.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • But he had proved himself in many a training camp to be, as his comrades put it, "a regular fellow."

  • In other words, he was a "regular fellow," and very popular with his command.

    Fighting the Boche Underground Harry Davis Trounce
  • I know I'm not a regular fellow, yet I loathe anybody else that isn't.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • But since that time Ive seen a good deal about him to like and Ive come to the conclusion that hes a regular fellow after all.

  • He had shown himself a "regular fellow" in backing them up in all their games during the past year.

    To Him That Hath Ralph Connor
  • The American woman really is––and must continue to be––the all-round, regular fellow of the feminine world.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley

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