good fellow


: an affable companionable person
good-fellowship noun

Examples of good fellow in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of good fellow was in the 14th century

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“Good fellow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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