hail-fel·​low-well-met ˈhāl-ˌfe-lō-ˌwel-ˈmet How to pronounce hail-fellow-well-met (audio)
: heartily friendly and informal : comradely
hail-fellow-well-met noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Hail-fellow-well-met.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hail-fellow-well-met. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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