fel·​la | \ ˈfe-lə How to pronounce fella (audio) \

Definition of fella

: fellow, man

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Synonyms for fella


bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, joker, lad, male, 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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How long can this prank war go on before one of these fellas surrenders? Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Nick Jonas and John Stamos Stepped Up Their Prank War to Include Personalized Blankets," 12 Mar. 2019 Fearing this destiny, Rebecca ditches home-ec class in high school to saw tables in half with the fellas across the hall in carpentry class. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 3 Episode 3: Dreams and Fears Go Hand-In-Hand for the Pearsons," 10 Oct. 2018 In the Big Apple, for instance, go for a run or a round of fetch in Central Park, then swing by Bloomingdales on 59th and Lexington—the iconic department store will welcome your furry fella. Jessica Migala, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Dog-Friendly Road Trips in the U.S.," 26 July 2018 The siphon should appear behind this little fella’s head, not on his face. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Monterey Bay Aquarium takes Apple to task for its backward squid emoji," 5 Dec. 2018 For sweater weather and beyond: For the lady or fella who wants to wear their heart on their sleeve, take the monogram trend a step further by getting their beloved's face embroidered across the chest of a chic little crew-neck knit, à la Le Lion. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "The 11 Best Gifts for the Devoted Dog Owner (and the Object of Their Affection)," 12 Nov. 2018 There was a fella named William Jefferson Clinton who back in 1994, not some even better numbers than these for the comparative quarter in his presidency. Fox News, "Judge orders Fusion GPS to give deposition over dossier," 28 July 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of fella

: a male person

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