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Hail, fellow, well met

Posted by R. Berg on February 29, 2004

In Reply to: Hale fellow well met posted by squazeedle on February 29, 2004

: Does anyone know the derivation/meaning of this, as in 'He was a hale fellow well met'?

"Hail" is a greeting. If you use that spelling and type these two words into the Search Archives box:

hail fellow

you'll get some past discussions that explain it all.