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fel·low

fellow

 
 
pronunciation:
fe lo
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man or boy.
He's a good fellow.
similar words:
lad
definition 2: a partner; companion.
The fellows met for a game of golf.
similar words:
associate, brother, companion, mate
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: belonging to the same group, having the same job, or sharing the same interests.
The president began his speech with "My fellow countrymen."Scott and his fellow classmates raised money for the refugees.
Word History
The earliest meaning of fellow in English was "partner." The word "fellow" comes from an early Norse word that meant "fee layer," or a person who lays down money for some enterprise. Those who put their money or property together were partners, or "fellows." In Iceland, the word was also used for a husband or wife.