adjective Etymology: from the archaic salutation “Hail, fellow! Well met!” Date: 1581 heartily friendly and informal ; comradely • hail-fellow-well-met noun

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  • Hail fellow well met — is a somewhat archaic English idiom used either as an exagerrated greeting or referring to a person who is sociable and constantly making an effort at winning friends. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives a 1589 quotation for this phrase as… …   Wikipedia

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  • hail-fellow-well-met — adjective OLD FASHIONED behaving in a very friendly way that is annoying or does not seem sincere …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hail-fellow-well-met — Someone whose behavior is hearty, friendly and congenial …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hail-fellow-well-met — 1. adjective Sociable, friendly. And at first he sings small, and is hail fellow well met with Sheamus thats James of the Glens, my chieftains agent. 2. noun a sociable, friendly person. My father was reserved an …   Wiktionary

  • hail-fellow-well-met — old fashioned a man who is hail fellow well met is very friendly and pleasant, often in a way that you do not trust. He was a hail fellow well met sort of a man who d greet you with a big slap on the back …   New idioms dictionary

  • hail-fellow-well-met — I. adj. phr. talking easily and in a friendly way to everyone you meet. John won the election as class president because he was hail fellow well met. II. n. phr. A good friend and companion; buddy; pal. John just moved to town but he and the boys …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hail-fellow-well-met — friendly man, a good head, jolly good fellow    Bert is a social person. Yes, he s hail fellow well met, I say …   English idioms

  • hail fellow well met — noun A sociable, friendly, usually male person. All his life he had been a jolly hail fellow well met: he had put on a rather becoming paunch,... his manners were easy and indolent …   Wiktionary

  • hail-fellow-well-met — adjective old fashioned very friendly and cheerful, sometimes in a way that you do not trust: very cheerful and noisy in a hail fellow well met sort of way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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