What is fella short for?

Fellow person

Fella is short for "fellow person," which is a common way to refer to a friend or any random person.

It's typically used in casual conversations, whether it be spoken in-person, posted online, or typed in a text message. And it's also often used to refer to a guy, especially when females are talking about a prospective romantic partner. However, it can be used for referring to a female.

Fella is mostly reserved for average people that don't necessarily stand out. This sounds like an insult, but it's actually more of a compliment that the person is just "one of the guys" or "one of the gals." You most likely would not describe prominent people, like your boss, the pope, or the president, as a "fella."


That John, he's one good fella

Strong criteria for your ideal fella is a must

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Updated December 11, 2020

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