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fella

[fel-uh] /ˈfɛl ə/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
cf. feller1
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Examples from the web for fella
  • We know that the big fella likes to go low on occasion, so it's a treat to see him dial it down this early in the season.
  • The old fella makes me go into the house in my stocking feet.
  • There was a fella who needed a haircut, so he went to the barbershop.
  • Not the happy go lucky little fella he is meant to be.
  • But it's fun to think of the old fella grumbling it through his beard at the church officials.
  • Perhaps the kooky fella made another mistake in his biblical numerology and got his figures all messed up.
  • And the poor little fella is wheezing his way down the stretch.
British Dictionary definitions for fella

fella

/ˈfɛlə/
noun
1.
a nonstandard variant of fellow
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Word Origin and History for fella
n.

attempt at phonetic spelling of a casual pronunciation of fellow, attested by 1864. Feller, along the same lines, is recorded by 1825.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fella

fella

noun

Fellow; guy: fella, wipe your shoes


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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