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old fellow

noun, Chiefly British
1.
Origin of old fellow
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • He considered himself as comparatively old, and he had a feeling of sympathy for the other old fellow who doubtless loved her.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • You ought to be ashamed of yourself, an old fellow like you pretending to be so good-looking.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • No one else but this old fellow can catch black bream of this size.

  • Glad to, old fellow, and we'll have a spot of hot tea ready for you in a jiffy.

  • "It's there, old fellow, if you really know how to get it out," Cousin Frank told his son and heir.

    When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland
  • The fact is, old fellow, that such things are not to be found any more.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Well, old fellow, du Tillet and Nucingen are coming to Carabine's to-night, where they will meet a number of political characters.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
  • The old fellow says his ward; but I'd not be surprised if one of these days he should say his wife.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • I hope you won't marry some old fellow; not even a rich one.'

    My Antonia Willa Cather

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