hail-fellow-well-met


adjective

genial and familiar, esp in an offensive or ingratiating waya hail-fellow-well-met slap on the back

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Cultural definitions for hail-fellow-well-met

hail-fellow-well-met

A term describing a person who is superficially friendly and is always trying to gain friends. Such a person may also be referred to as a “glad-hander.”

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