Showing excessive familiarity or friendliness: Arnold was very cheerful in a hail-fellow-well-met sort of way
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- 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.
convivial, sociable, outgoing, gregarious, companionable, friendly, genial, affable, amiable, congenial, agreeable, good-humoured, extrovert, extroverted, uninhibited; Scottishcouthy
British informal matey