felloe, fellow

The words felloe, fellow sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do felloe, fellow sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: felloe, fellow are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    Variant of felly.

  1. :: noun

    A man or boy.

  2. :: noun

    Informal A boyfriend.

  3. :: noun

    A comrade or associate.

  4. :: noun

    A person of equal rank, position, or background; a peer.

Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").