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Language: Old English
Origin: feolaga 'partner'


1 noun
fel‧low1 [countable]
1 old-fashioned a man:
Paul's an easy-going sort of fellow.

somebody's fellows

British English old-fashioned people that you work with, study with, or who are in the same situation as you:
Wooderson's courage earned him the respect of his fellows.
3 American English a graduate student who has a fellowship in a university
4 especially British English a member of an important society or a college:
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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