(1)   A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
"If I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"
(2)   A boy or man
"That chap is your host"
"There's a fellow at the door"
"He's a likable cuss"
(3)   A person who is member of your class or profession
"The surgeon consulted his colleagues"
"He sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"
(4)   A person who is frequently in the company of another
"Drinking companions"
"Comrades in arms"
(5)   An informal form of address for a man
"Say, fellow, what are you doing?"
"Hey buster, what's up?"


, from the Germanic bases of two words represented in English by fee and lay.


  1. A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.
  2. A man without good breeding or worth; an ignoble or mean man.
  3. An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
  4. One of a pair, or of two things used together or suited to each other; a mate; the male.
  5. A person; an individual.
  6. In the English universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
  7. In an American college or university, a member of the corporation which manages its business interests; also, a graduate appointed to a fellowship, who receives the income of the foundation.
  8. A member of a literary or scientific society; as, a Fellow of the Royal Society.
  9. The most senior rank or title one can achieve on a technical career in certain companies (though some fellows also hold business titles such as vice president or chief technology officer). This is typically found in large corporations in research and development-intensive industries (IBM or Sun Microsystems in information technology, and Boston Scientific in Medical Devices for example). They appoint a small number of senior scientists and engineers as Fellows.


  1. Having common characteristics; being of the same kind, or in the same group