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Hail-fellow-well-met   /heɪl-fˈɛloʊ-wɛl-mɛt/   Listen
Hail-fellow-well-met

adjective
1.
Heartily friendly and congenial.  Synonyms: comradely, hail-fellow.






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"Hail-fellow-well-met" Quotes from Famous Books



... said Borrow, in that hail-fellow-well-met tone of his which he reserved for the Romanies—a tone which no Romany could ever resist. And he took it gently from the woman's lips. "Don't smoke any more till I come to the camp and see ...
— The Romany Rye - A Sequel to 'Lavengro' • George Borrow

... be satisfied perfectly without dancing, that you haven't danced since you left school, that you don't dance very well, or that you have hurt your foot; to which the only reply is an encouraging laugh and a hail-fellow-well-met push out into the middle ...
— Love Conquers All • Robert C. Benchley

... wore on, and though some of the company at the "Trusty Man" went away in due course, others came in to replace them, so that even when it was nearing ten o'clock the common room was still fairly full. Matt Peke was evidently hail-fellow-well-met with many of the loafers of the district, and his desultory talk, with its quaint leaning towards a kind of rustic philosophy intermingled with an assumption of profound scientific wisdom, appeared to exercise considerable fascination over those who had the patience and inclination ...
— The Treasure of Heaven - A Romance of Riches • Marie Corelli

... of noble Nature's crowning," but they too often find that crown irksome, and prefer to be hail-fellow-well-met, taking and allowing liberties, which give small encouragement to men to be ...
— Stray Thoughts for Girls • Lucy H. M. Soulsby



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