fella

noun
fel·​la | \ˈfe-lə \

Definition of fella 

: fellow, man

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Examples of fella in a Sentence

He's not a bad fella. She has a new fella.

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Some of the girls were saying that to the fellas, like 'sock it to me' in this way or 'sock it to me' in that way. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Aretha Franklin's iconic moments, from 'Respect' to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," 16 Aug. 2018 My boys the Travelin’ McCourys have played quite a bit with these fellas. USA TODAY, "Playlist: What's Del McCoury listening to?," 11 May 2018 Still, Souter seemed like a decent, smart, sensible fella. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Past My Prime, Greensky Bluegrass: These fellas are the hottest thing going. USA TODAY, "Playlist: What's Del McCoury listening to?," 11 May 2018 Don’t play cards on a train with a fella named Big Daddy (circa 1918). Norman Chad, San Antonio Express-News, "Norman Chad: Unwritten rules of baseball explained," 16 Apr. 2018 This fella is a sweet senior guy who is quite smart: OG knows Sit, Down, and Stay. sacbee, "At the SPCA: OG," 13 June 2018 The fella now insists all the philandering that got Clinton into so much trouble during the campaign would have resurfaced if the Arkansas governor had actually managed to win in ’92. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president," 10 July 2018 Poor fella can’t go anywhere to eat these days without people showing up and reminding him of children who are stuck in cages while their parents fight deportation to other countries where they could be drafted to fight drug wars or killed. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Eat at home, McConnell, until you're ready to listen to all the people," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of fella

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fella

alteration of fellow

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fella

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fella

: a male person

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