Origin of feller1
Origin of feller2
- Robert William AndrewBobBullet Bob, 1918–2010, U.S. baseball player.
- fierce; cruel; dreadful; savage.
- destructive; deadly: fell poison; fell disease.
- at/in one fell swoop. swoop(def 5).
Origin of fell3
Examples from the Web for feller
It surely however gives a certain type of feller a thrill, dark and shameful though it may be.The Dirty Secret Doctors Don't Want You To Know
August 22, 2014
Feller also represents victim No. 2, whose story was the subject of bombshell trial testimony.Sandusky Son to Settle
August 18, 2013
They say't 'What's one man's meat 's pizen t' the other feller,' and I guess it's so enough.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
That's where that feller's credit comes in, you see; and that's where mine comes in.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A feller's got to have sumpin' besides school-larnin' to draw like him.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
You kin imagine how that other feller's cigar tasted when he lighted it ag'in.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
I didn't have any small change so I handed the feller a five-dollar bill.Uncles Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
- a person or thing that fells
- an attachment on a sewing machine for felling seams
- a nonstandard variant of fellow
- to cut or knock downto fell a tree; to fell an opponent
- needlework to fold under and sew flat (the edges of a seam)
- US and Canadian the timber felled in one season
- a seam finished by felling
- archaic cruel or fierce; terrible
- archaic destructive or deadlya fell disease
- one fell swoop a single hasty action or occurrence
- the past tense of fall
- an animal skin or hide
- (often plural) Northern English and Scot
- a mountain, hill, or tract of upland moor
- (in combination)fell-walking
Word Origin and History for feller
"rocky hill," c.1300, from Old Norse fiall "mountain," from Proto-Germanic *felzam- "rock" (cf. German Fels "stone, rock"), from PIE root *pel(i)s- "rock, cliff."
Old English feoll; past tense of fall (v.).
"skin or hide of an animal," Old English fel, from Proto-Germanic *fellom- (cf. Old Frisian fel, Old Saxon fel, Dutch vel, Old High German fel, German fell, Old Norse fiall, Gothic fill), from PIE *pello- (see film (n.)).
Old English fællan (Mercian), fyllan (West Saxon) "make fall, cause to fall," also "strike down, demolish, kill," from Proto-Germanic *fallijanan (cf. Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fellian, Dutch fellen, Old High German fellen, German fällen, Old Norse fella, Danish fælde), causative of *fallan (Old English feallan, see fall (v.)), showing i-mutation. Related: Felled; feller; felling.
"cruel," late 13c., from Old French fel "cruel, fierce, vicious," from Medieval Latin fello "villain" (see felon). Phrase at one fell swoop is from "Macbeth."
Idioms and Phrases with feller
see one fell swoop.