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[noun heyl-fel-oh; adjective heyl-fel-oh] /noun ˈheɪlˈfɛl oʊ; adjective ˈheɪlˌfɛl oʊ/

Also, hail fellow, hail-fellow well met. a spiritedly sociable person; jolly companion.
sociable; heartily genial:
His hail-fellow manner helped him to advance in the sales force.


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