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hail-fel·low

(hāl′fĕl′ō) also hail-fel·low-well-met (-wĕl′mĕt′)
adj.
Heartily friendly and congenial.

[From the obsolete greeting hail, fellow!]

hail′-fel′low n.

hail-fel•low

(n. ˈheɪlˈfɛl oʊ; adj. -ˌfɛl oʊ)

n.
1. Also, hail′ fel′low, hail′-fel′low well′ met′. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.
adj.
2. sociable; heartily genial.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hail-fellow - heartily friendly and congenialhail-fellow - heartily friendly and congenial  
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"