What does Fella mean?

Guy or man

Fella is a shortened version of the phrase “fellow person.” It’s a pretty relaxed way to mention a friend or just any random person you might come across in your day to day life. You’ll likely hear it in casual chats, see it in social media posts, or find it in text messages.

More often than not, it’s a term used to describe a guy, particularly by women when they’re talking about a potential love interest. But it’s not exclusively for men – you can also use ‘fella’ when you’re talking about a woman.

The term fella is usually reserved for normal, everyday people that don’t necessarily grab your attention. Now, this might sound like a bit of a put-down, but it’s actually a bit of a compliment. It’s a way of saying that the person is just a regular “one of the guys” or “one of the girls”.

But you probably wouldn’t use ‘fella’ to describe someone important or famous, like your boss, a religious leader, or a world leader. It’s just not a term that fits with people who have a higher status or role.

Example for using ‘Fella’ in a conversation

Hey! Did you see that new movie?

Yeah, I watched it last night. It was pretty good, fella! 🍿πŸŽ₯

Awesome! I’m planning to see it this weekend. Did you go with anyone?

Nah, just went alone. Sometimes it’s nice to have some “me time,” you know? 😊