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Definition of fellow noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) (becoming old-fashioned) a way of referring to a man or boy He's a nice fellow. see also fella
  2. 2[usually plural] (formal) a person that you work with or who is like you; a thing that is similar to the one mentioned She has a very good reputation among her fellows. Many caged birds live longer than their fellows in the wild.
  3. 3a graduate student who holds a fellowship a graduate fellow a teaching fellow
  4. 4a member of an academic or professional organization
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fellow