Meaning of hail-fellow

hail-fel•low

Pronunciation: (n.hāl'fel'ōadj.hāl'fel&secō), [key]
— n.
  1. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.
—adj.
  1. sociable; heartily genial: His hail-fellow manner helped him to advance in the sales force.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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