fellow

Fellow is an old fashioned word for “guy.” If you’re wearing a top hat, you may address someone as “my good fellow.” It’s also a non-stuffy word to describe people in the same situation, such as you and your fellow Vocabulary.com fans.

Other words for fellow include "chap" and "dude." A fellow can also be someone’s boyfriend, as in “Is he your fellow?” an interested suitor might ask. Another kind of fellow is an academic who's either reached a high position or won a prestigious scholarship. A MacArthur Fellow, for example, is a person who won a MacArthur fellowship (a well-deserved hunk of money). Fellow comes from an Old English word, feolaga, "one who shares with another."

Primary Meanings of fellow

1.
n
a boy or man
2.
n
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
3.
n
a person who is member of one's class or profession
4.
n
a member of a learned society
Full Definitions of fellow
1

n a boy or man

“there's a fellow at the door”
Synonyms:
blighter, bloke, chap, cuss, fella, feller, gent, lad
Types:
dog
informal term for a man
Type of:
male, male person
a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies

n an informal form of address for a man

“Say, fellow, what are you doing?”
Synonyms:
buster, dude
Type of:
adult male, man
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

n a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman

Synonyms:
beau, boyfriend, swain, young man
Type of:
lover
a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
adult male, man
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
2

n a friend who is frequently in the company of another

Synonyms:
associate, companion, comrade, familiar
Types:
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date, escort
a participant in a date
playfellow, playmate
a companion at play
tovarich, tovarisch
a comrade (especially in Russian communism)
blind date
a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
Type of:
friend
a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

n one of a pair

“one eye was blue but its fellow was brown”
Synonyms:
mate
Type of:
singleton
a single object (as distinguished from a pair)
3

n a person who is member of one's class or profession

“he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers”
Synonyms:
colleague, confrere
Type of:
associate
a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
4

n a member of a learned society

“he was elected a fellow of the American Physiological Association”
Type of:
fellow member, member
one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

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