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hail-fellow

[noun heyl-fel-oh; adjective heyl-fel-oh]
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noun
  1. Also hail fellow, hail-fellow well met. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.
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adjective
  1. sociable; heartily genial: His hail-fellow manner helped him to advance in the sales force.
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Origin of hail-fellow

First recorded in 1570–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hail-fellow

Historical Examples

  • Not hail-fellow well-met with a "brother artist," like she had been yesterday.

    The Incomplete Amorist

    E. Nesbit

  • He was "hail-fellow, well met," and now he has gone like that.

  • 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

    Edward Dowden