hail-fellow-well-met

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hail-fellow-well-met ‎(not comparable)

  1. Sociable, friendly.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, chapter XII,
      And at first he sings small, and is hail-fellow-well-met with Sheamus—that's James of the Glens, my chieftain's agent.
    • N.d., Sir George Young, translator, Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, 1991 Dover Publicatiosn edition, ISBN 0486268772, page 22,
      Now am I hail-fellow-well-met with all;
      Now every man gives me good-morrow;....
    • N.d., Janice Holt Giles, "The Minor Miracle", in, 1975, Wellspring, 2002 University Press of Kentucky edition, ISBN 0813190258, page 60,
      "You may be hail-fellow-well-met all you please, but you are the servant of God in our midst, and I, for one, intend to remember it."

Noun[edit]

hail-fellow-well-met ‎(plural hail-fellow-well-mets or hail-fellows-well-met)

  1. Alternative spelling of hail fellow well met: a sociable, friendly person.
    • 2003, James Patterson and Peter De Jonge, Beach House, Warner Books, ISBN 0446612545, chapter 17,
      My father was reserved and modest, the opposite of a hail-fellow-well-met.