[noun heyl-fel-oh; adjective heyl-fel-oh]
- Also hail fellow, hail-fellow well met. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.
- sociable; heartily genial: His hail-fellow manner helped him to advance in the sales force.
Origin of hail-fellow
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for hail-fellow
Not hail-fellow well-met with a "brother artist," like she had been yesterday.The Incomplete Amorist
He was "hail-fellow, well met," and now he has gone like that.Quiet Talks on Power
She could be hail-fellow or hard as flint, depending on circumstances.The Fighting Edge
William MacLeod Raine
I ought to be hail-fellow with the Evil One for not letting you be.The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
He was hail-fellow well-met, we are told—but is this part of a Browning legend?Robert Browning