feller

1
[ fel-er ]
/ ˈfɛl ər /

noun Informal.

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Origin of feller

1
First recorded in 1815–25; orig. dial.; by reduction of (ō) to (ə) and merger with words ending in -er

Definition for feller (2 of 4)

feller2
[ fel-er ]
/ ˈfɛl ər /

noun

a person or thing that fells.
Sewing. a person or thing that finishes a seam by felling.

Origin of feller

2
First recorded in 1350–1400, feller is from the Middle English word fellere. See fell2, -er1

Definition for feller (3 of 4)

Feller
[ fel-er ]
/ ˈfɛl ər /

noun

Robert William AndrewBobBullet Bob,1918–2010, U.S. baseball player.

Definition for feller (4 of 4)

fell3
[ fel ]
/ fɛl /

adjective

fierce; cruel; dreadful; savage.
destructive; deadly: fell poison; fell disease.

Origin of fell

3
1250–1300; Middle English fel < Old French, nominative of felon wicked. See felon1

OTHER WORDS FROM fell

fell·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for feller (1 of 7)

feller1
/ (ˈfɛlə) /

noun

a person or thing that fells
an attachment on a sewing machine for felling seams

British Dictionary definitions for feller (2 of 7)

feller2
/ (ˈfɛlə) /

noun

a nonstandard variant of fellow

British Dictionary definitions for feller (3 of 7)

fell1
/ (fɛl) /

verb (tr)

to cut or knock downto fell a tree; to fell an opponent
needlework to fold under and sew flat (the edges of a seam)

noun

US and Canadian the timber felled in one season
a seam finished by felling

Derived forms of fell

fellable, adjective

Word Origin for fell

Old English fellan; related to Old Norse fella, Old High German fellen; see fall

British Dictionary definitions for feller (4 of 7)

fell2
/ (fɛl) /

adjective

archaic cruel or fierce; terrible
archaic destructive or deadlya fell disease
one fell swoop a single hasty action or occurrence

Derived forms of fell

fellness, noun

Word Origin for fell

C13 fel, from Old French: cruel, from Medieval Latin fellō villain; see felon 1

British Dictionary definitions for feller (5 of 7)

fell3
/ (fɛl) /

verb

the past tense of fall

British Dictionary definitions for feller (6 of 7)

fell4
/ (fɛl) /

noun

an animal skin or hide

Word Origin for fell

Old English; related to Old High German fel skin, Old Norse berfjall bearskin, Latin pellis skin; see peel 1

British Dictionary definitions for feller (7 of 7)

fell5
/ (fɛl) /

noun

(often plural) Northern English and Scot
  1. a mountain, hill, or tract of upland moor
  2. (in combination)fell-walking

Word Origin for fell

C13: from Old Norse fjall; related to Old High German felis rock
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Idioms and Phrases with feller

fell

see one fell swoop.

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