Meaning of “hail-fellow-well-met” in the English Dictionary

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"hail-fellow-well-met" in British English

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uk /ˌheɪl.fel.əʊ.welˈmet/ us /ˌheɪl.fel.oʊ.welˈmet/ UK old-fashioned

If a man or his actions are described as hail-fellow-well-met, they are very friendly and enthusiastic, sometimes in a way that is not sincere:

He was greeted with the usual hail-fellow-well-met slap on the back and handshake.

(Definition of “hail-fellow-well-met” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)