Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


genial and familiar, esp in an offensive or ingratiating way: a hail-fellow-well-met slap on the back
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hail-fellow-well-met
Historical Examples
hail-fellow-well-met in Culture

hail-fellow-well-met definition

A term describing a person who is superficially friendly and is always trying to gain friends. Such a person may also be referred to as a “glad-hander.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for hail

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hail-fellow-well-met