/ (tʃiːl) /
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Scot a young man; lad
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Word Origin for chiel
C14: a Scot variant of child
Words nearby chiel
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How to use chiel in a sentence
I'd believe it quicker aboot yon ither chiel, Charlie Rogerson.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
At christenings folk will even smuggle in a reel or two, if 'tis no further on than the first or second chiel.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
They want a stout young chiel wi' them, for fear o' accidents.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX|Alexander Leighton
Mon, ye're a bull-neckit, bow-leggit chiel', and ye'd shape fine for a Gowfer!
He's nae such a bad chiel, I'm thinking, at bottom, but he was mad because he didna get the berth himsel'.Yule Logs|Various