- a young man; fellow.
Also chiel [cheel] /tʃil/.
Origin of chield
First recorded in 1525–35; variant of child
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Examples from the Web for chiel
What wonderful odds and ends that chiel has in his head to be sure!Under the Greenwood Tree
But, as to this chiel, I ken naething aboot him, but that he is a gude buttanist.Willy Reilly
"It isna the first chiel he has shot," said young Wilton, who appeared just then.The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2
The Chef busied himself with taking notes as deftly as any “chiel.”Caught in a Trap
John C. Hutcheson
And yet the chiel has shown us once before that he knows what he's talking about.The Poison Belt
Arthur Conan Doyle
- Scot a young man; lad
C14: a Scot variant of child
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