Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boon companion; a jolly fellow; a reveler.
  • n. A thief.

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Examples

  • Johnson, with whom conversation was everything, used to judge Goldsmith too much by his own colloquial standard, and undervalue him for being less provided than himself with acquired facts, the ammunition of the tongue and often the mere lumber of the memory; others, however, valued him for the native felicity of his thoughts, however carelessly expressed, and for certain good-fellow qualities, less calculated to dazzle than to endear.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • “Bon jour, mes amies,” said he, in a tone that somehow made amends to some amongst us for many a sharp snap and savage snarl: not a jocund, good-fellow tone, still less an unctuous priestly, accent, but a voice he had belonging to himself — a voice used when his heart passed the words to his lips.

    Villette

  • Yankee girl, well up in her teens, supervising over the chambermaids, and variously assisting her mother, and an active boy of sixteen, the good-fellow of everybody, and especially to the Chinamen employed in the kitchen.

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • What a thorough good-fellow he was will presently appear.

    Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. a True Story

  • I hate good-fellow women, and so do you, and so does every one else!

    Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed

  • To me he was a comrade, and to him I was a good-fellow girl -- one to whom he could talk without excusing his pipe or cigarette.

    Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed

  • She has replied, advising me to stick to the good-fellow role but not to dress the part.

    Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed

  • Had too much of this hooptedoodle and good-fellow stuff.

    Babbitt

  • Bassett was not the vulgar, intimate good-fellow who slapped every man on the back -- the teller of good stories over a glass of whiskey and a cigar.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

  • "And I don't mind telling you, Harry, I think you're the best little business man as well as the finest sort of an all-round good-fellow on this continent."

    The Fortune Hunter

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