Definition of Hail-fellow-well-met

1. Adjective. Heartily friendly and congenial.

Exact synonyms: Comradely, Hail-fellow
Similar to: Friendly
Derivative terms: Comrade, Comradeliness



Definition of Hail-fellow-well-met

1. Adjective. Sociable, friendly. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of hail fellow well met): a sociable, friendly person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hail-fellow-well-met

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haiduk
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haika
haikai
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haiks
haiku
haikulike
haikus
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hail-fellow
hail-fellow-well-met (current term)
hail and ride
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hail storm
hail storms
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haillike
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Literary usage of Hail-fellow-well-met

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1. The Life of an Actor by Pierce Egan (1904)
"Rank out of the Question in a fail: all " hail fellow well met." Our Hero, in want of Advice, sends a Letter to HORATIO QUILL. ..."

2. Reporting Reminiscences by William Carnie (1902)
"... the hail-fellow- well-met sailor-knight of the domain. He was Chairman of the Railway Directors as well as proprietor of the field of operations, ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1984 And in the term hail-fellow-well-met: a fun guy, a genuine hail-fellow-well-met —William Taaffe, Sports Illustrated, 10 Mar. 1986 hain't Ham ‘t meaning ..."

4. Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing by David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones (1812)
"HAIL FELLOW, WELL MET! Int. Acted at the Haymarket, Aug. ... HAIL FELLOW, WELL MET! A Drama, in five acts, by SJ Pratt. 8vo. 1805. ..."

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