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

hail-fellow-well-met

adjective

  • Showing excessive familiarity.

    ‘Harold was accustomed to hail-fellow-well-met salesmen’
    • ‘There was pain lurking beneath the sparkling surface of those eyes, and genuine intelligence cloaking itself behind that hail-fellow-well-met act.’
    • ‘Some groups took offense at his hail-fellow-well-met endorsement of the high life.’
    • ‘How about the continuous flow of hail-fellow-well-met vocals scrubbed free of messy traits like human pain and intensity?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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
    couthy
    backslapping, chummy, pally, clubbable, clubby, buddy-buddy
    matey
    conversable
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Pronunciation:

hail-fellow-well-met

/ˌhālˌfeləˌwelˈmet/