verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
Origin of chide
Examples from the Web for chidden
"I'll do whatever you want me to do," Barrie answered in the same little voice, like that of a chidden child.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He looked down at his feet as schoolboys do when chidden, but for another reason.A Dozen Ways Of Love|Lily Dougall
Gladys turned and looked at her with loving reproach, like a chidden dog.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Our merry laugh is not chidden, and we are early taught to minister to others.Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
He knew she had been restrained, overruled, and chidden—but he knew also that to the end she loved, and made no complaint beside.The House on the Moor, v. 1/3|Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for chidden
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden
Word Origin for chide
Word Origin and History for chidden
late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.