Definition of hail-fellow-well-met in English:

hail-fellow-well-met

Syllabification: hail-fel·low-well-met
Pronunciation: /ˌhālˌfeləˌwelˈmet
 
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adjective

Showing excessive familiarity: Harold was accustomed to hail-fellow-well-met salesmen
More example sentences
  • He was unlike the moody Michael Angelo; unlike the gentle Raphael; unlike the fastidious Van Dyck who came long afterward; he was hail-fellow-well-met among his associates, though often given over to dreaminess.
  • How about the continuous flow of hail-fellow-well-met vocals scrubbed free of messy traits like human pain and intensity?
  • Behind the broadcaster's hail-fellow-well-met demeanour and bluster lies an extremely astute and clued-in individual, who meets criticism of his television style with quotes from Mark Twain.

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