Definition of fellow
- discussions among a group of fellows from the nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory
- —Roger Lewin
- a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
fellows and girls at a party
a young fellow like you
Your son's a bright little fellow.
She's found herself a new fellow.
a fellow of the American College of Surgeons
a Fellow of the Royal Society
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The Old Norse word for a partner, felagi, means literally “one who puts down property.” Such people were those who laid together their property for some common purpose. Old English borrowed felagi from Old Norse and called a partner a feolaga. This word has come down to us, through several centuries and the development of a number of senses, as modern English fellow. Perhaps its most common use today is its very general one, in which it is applied to any boy or man.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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