hail-fellow-well-met

adjective
hail-fel·​low-well-met | \ˈhāl-ˌfe-lō-ˌwel-ˈmet, -lə-ˌwel-\

Definition of hail-fellow-well-met 

: heartily friendly and informal : comradely

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First Known Use of hail-fellow-well-met

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hail-fellow-well-met

from the archaic salutation "Hail, fellow! Well met!"

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The first known use of hail-fellow-well-met was in 1581

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