fellow Definition

  • 1a man or boy
  • 2a person in the same position, involved in the same activity, or otherwise associated with another

Using fellow: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fellow" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He's a nice fellow.

  • Example

    She's looking for a fellow who shares her interests.

  • Example

    The fellows at the office are all very friendly.

  • Example

    He's a fellow of the Royal Society.

fellow Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for fellow

Idioms Using fellow

  • a person who is always joking and making people laugh


    He was known as a fellow of infinite jest among his friends.

  • birds of a feather flock together

    people with similar interests or characteristics tend to group together


    It's no surprise that they became friends - birds of a feather flock together.

  • a person who has traditional values and manners


    He's a fellow of the old school, always polite and respectful.

Phrases with fellow

  • sympathy or empathy for others, especially those in similar situations


    I have a fellow feeling for anyone who has lost a loved one.

  • a kind and friendly man


    He's a good fellow, always willing to lend a hand.

  • a person who sympathizes with or supports the beliefs or aims of an organization or political party without being a member of it


    He was a fellow traveler of the Communist Party in the 1950s.

Origins of fellow

from Old English 'feolaga', meaning 'partner'


Summary: fellow in Brief

The term 'fellow' [ˈfɛləʊ] refers to a man or boy, or a person in the same position or activity as another. It can be used to describe a friendly person, as in 'He's a nice fellow,' or a member of an organization, as in 'He's a fellow of the Royal Society.' 'Fellow' also appears in idioms like 'birds of a feather flock together,' which means people with similar interests tend to group together.

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