fella

[fel-uh]
noun Informal.

Origin:
cf. feller1

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fella (ˈfɛlə)
 
n
a nonstandard variant of fellow

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fella
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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Example sentences
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.
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