Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lumberjack.
  • n. One that fells seams.
  • n. Informal A man or boy; a fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of fell: more fell
  • n. A person who fells trees; a lumberjack
  • n. An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.
  • n. Eye dialect spelling of fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, fells, knocks or cuts down; a machine for felling trees.
  • n. An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which fells; one who hews or knocks down.
  • n. A sawing-, boring-, or chiseling-machine for cutting down trees; a felling-machine.
  • n. An attachment to a sewing-machine, for the more convenient felling of seams.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a boy or man
  • n. a person who fells trees

Etymologies

The verb fell + -er. (Wiktionary)
Variant of fellow which reflects the reduction of the last vowel to a schwa and its conflation with the endings -er/-ar. (Wiktionary)
The adjective fell + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That Petzal feller is one of the best Yankee's I have read.

    Why We Finally Stop Hunting

  • That Mudcat feller is wearing a NASCAR hat in his photo.

    Matthew Yglesias » Mudcat

  • When questioned as to why he chose such a unique design the old gentleman said: Wall, Jim, he were a sort of a rovin 'feller, and I allowed that this design would 'bout suit him.

    His Rovin' Days Are Over

  • But back home when we called a feller 'clever' it meant he hadn't much sense.

    Dorothy on a Ranch

  • "He's a smart-lookin 'feller," said Cynthy, who was pouring out the tea.

    Queechy

  • Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • On January 27th 2010, Lunch Box wrote: bahahaha cool lol now ill watch all his movies baked: P who cares if he gets high. everyone who does smoke pot loves it, and for those who have never tried it, shut your mouth. like they say “dont ditch it till you try it”;) oh add me on facebook “Lunch Box” im the chubby happy lookin feller: P

    Daniel Radcliffe Dating Laura O’Toole

  • I saw him on the History channel and I though he was a good lookin feller.

    A Mighty Mini Marlin

  • "Well, why didn't you call a feller, 'stead of gittin' up and dressin 'all by yourself.

    Cap'n Eri

  • I was down there, Mawruss, and see that feller from the Russian counsellor's office, which he is got a face, Mawruss, hard like iron, y'understand, I didn't say nothing; but the way you are going to work and telephoning to Henry D. Feldman and everything, Mawruss -- before we would get through with him it would cost us anyhow a couple hundred dollars. "

    Abe and Mawruss Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter

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  • It was something like "a member of the sex that cannot have babies".

    April 20, 2012

  • Ach! What was the fourth definition?

    April 13, 2012

  • Wait a minute. Are they jolly good fellers? Because then they'd be jolly good feller Shakercider feller fellers.

    September 15, 2008

  • Only if they're also fellers, in which case they'd be Shakercider fellers. Am I right?

    September 15, 2008

  • If they felled Shakers, wouldn't they be Shakerciders?

    September 15, 2008

  • I can deny, Asativum: My beaver is not a jolly good fellow.

    You're right about the Shakers though. Do they fell trees also? Does that make the male members feller Shaker fellers?

    September 14, 2008

  • A beaver's most certainly a jolly good feller; nobody can deny.

    But if I'm not mistaken, the sects that cannot have babies include the Shakers.

    September 14, 2008

  • What about a beaver?

    September 11, 2008

  • *snorts*

    September 11, 2008

  • So if I'm a boy or man who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies, and I'm engaged in manual labor felling trees, does that make me a feller feller feller feller?

    September 10, 2008

  • Weirdnet makes my day yet again.

    September 10, 2008

  • LLARFS!

    September 10, 2008

  • HA HA!! Did you see the fourth definition?!

    September 10, 2008

  • WierdNet brings new meaning to "For he's a jolly good feller".

    September 10, 2008