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chiel

/ tʃiːl /

noun

  1. a young man; lad


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chiel1

C14: a Scot variant of child
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Example Sentences

I'd believe it quicker aboot yon ither chiel, Charlie Rogerson.

At christenings folk will even smuggle in a reel or two, if 'tis no further on than the first or second chiel.

They want a stout young chiel wi' them, for fear o' accidents.

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'.

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