English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English feller; equivalent to fell +‎ -er.

Noun edit

feller (plural fellers)

  1. A person who fells trees; a lumberjack
  2. A machine for felling trees.
  3. A person who fells a seam.
  4. An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.
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Etymology 2 edit

Variant of fellow that reflects the reduction of the last vowel to a schwa and its conflation with the endings -er/-ar.[1]

Noun edit

feller (plural fellers)

  1. Nonstandard form of fellow.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in Twelve O'Clock:
      There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up []
    • 2019 December 10, Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Nintendo 3DS, level/area: House of Joustus:
      Old Lady: 'HOLLER AT THAT FELLER IN THE CHEST DOWNSTAIRS. IF Y'NEED CARDS, HE'S YER MAIN MAN, HEH HEH!'
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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ feller”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Etymology 3 edit

fell +‎ -er

Adjective edit

feller

  1. (archaic) comparative form of fell: more fell

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Pronunciation edit

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  • Rhymes: -ɛlər

Adjective edit

feller

  1. comparative degree of fel

Latin edit

Verb edit

fēller

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of fēllō

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Noun edit

feller m or f

  1. indefinite plural of felle

Verb edit

feller

  1. present of felle

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

feller f

  1. plural indefinite of felle

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

feller

  1. present of fella