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hail-fellow

[ noun heyl-fel-oh; adjective heyl-fel-oh ]

noun

  1. Also hail fellow, hail-fellow well met. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.


adjective

  1. sociable; heartily genial:

    His hail-fellow manner helped him to advance in the sales force.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hail-fellow1

First recorded in 1570–80

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Example Sentences

It could not be that Gordon, could it, with his hail-fellow-well-met manner?

And at first he sings small, and is hail-fellow-well-met with Sheamus—that's James of the Glens, my chieftain's agent.

Cf. the use of the phrase "to be hail-fellow-well-met with anyone."

Some waved greeting to Jack Fyfe, and he waved back in the hail-fellow fashion of the camps.

Mr. Clavering is fastidious, and will not feel honored by the attentions of one who is hail-fellow-well-met with everybody.

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Haile Selassie Ihail-fellow-well-met