- fel•low[[t]ˈfɛl oʊ[/t]] n.1) a man or boy2) inf inf a beau; suitor3) inf inf a person; one:They don't treat a fellow very well here[/ex]4) a companion; comrade; associate5) a person belonging to the same rank or class; equal; peer6) one of a pair; mate; match:a shoe without its fellow[/ex]7) edua) a graduate student of a university or college to whom an allowance is granted for special studyb) a member of the corporation or board of trustees of certain universities or colleges8) a member of any of certain learned societies:a fellow of the British Academy[/ex]9) Obs. a person of a low social class10) belonging to the same class or group; united by the same occupation, interests, circumstances, etc.:fellow students[/ex]•Etymology: bef. 1050; ME felowe, felawe, late OE fēolaga < ON fēlagi partner =fē money, property + -lagi bedfellow, comrade
From formal English to slang. 2014.