hail fellow[hālˈfĕlˌō] also hail-fel·low-well-met [-wĕlˈmĕtˈ]
Origin: From the obsolete greeting hail, fellow!.
- hailˈ-felˌlow noun
Variant of hail
- to welcome, greet, etc. with or as with cheers; acclaim
- to name by way of tribute; salute as: they hailed him their leader
- to call out to or signal to, as in summoning or greeting: to hail a taxi
Origin: Middle English hailen, to salute, greet from hail, heil from Old Norse heill, whole, sound, akin to Old English hal (see hale, whole): used as a salutation
- the act of hailing or greeting
- the distance that a shout will carry: within hail
- hailer noun
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