Definition of fella in English:


(also fellah)


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    ‘you can't blame the wee fella’
    non-standard spelling of fellow, used in representing speech in various dialects
    • ‘It's a confusing time in every young fella's life.’
    • ‘Still, don't try to force an instant friendship between the fellas.’
    • ‘We've been working towards something special for the last five months, so you've got to take your hat off to these young fellas.’
    • ‘It's up to the younger fellas to start taking their place.’
    • ‘Young fellas, who at the age of 12 were big bullies in the yard, were weedy twerps by age 16.’
    • ‘As I move to enter, I'm forced to step aside as a young fella carrying some bulky shiny metallic object staggers out.’
    • ‘When I was a young fella my geography teacher lamented that Ireland had no natural resources.’
    • ‘At least the young fella should be assessed before any decision is made on deporting the family.’
    • ‘Let's all hope they take their time to elect the new fellah!’
    • ‘It's great for the young fellas coming through, who have worked so hard since the beginning of the year.’
    • ‘It's a necessary evil, but he wonders how many young fellas will be prepared to do this in the future.’
    • ‘We get young fellas out here and they really do take to it pretty quickly.’
    • ‘It was a semi-detached house which, when I was a young fella, was way out in the country.’
    • ‘Thoughts on these matters came to mind last week when I was reading an extraordinary story about a young fella at school in Cork.’
    • ‘I am absolutely delighted for him because he is a genuinely lovely fellah.’
    • ‘It was great fun though and I am sure I will continue to go till the wee fella makes an appearance.’
    • ‘It was a very sorry sight to see young fellas and girls with their suitcases or anything else that would carry a few belongings make their ways to this boat.’
    • ‘Everyday in the club, new young fellas walk through the door.’
    • ‘The young fella had finally tasted the glamorous world that captured his imagination four decades earlier.’
    • ‘He'd throw the young fella up on his shoulders and use his ticket to get in.’
  • 2A person's boyfriend or lover.

    ‘she took a fancy to her best friend's fella’
    • ‘I am not the perfect housewife and my fella is not the perfect partner.’
    • ‘And stuff like, if a fella's got a girlfriend and it's a serious thing, leave it alone.’
    • ‘‘Greetings to all the lucky fellas who can live and love in York,’ he says.’
    • ‘You're meeting your friends for an early drink, and your fella has offered to give you a lift into town.’
    • ‘We are faster lovers than fellas from any other city.’
    • ‘Some friends of mine are splitting up and another friend got dumped by her fella without any indication that things were wrong.’
    boyfriend, girlfriend, man friend, woman friend, lady friend, lady-love, beau, loved one, beloved, love, darling, sweetheart
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