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chield

[cheeld]
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noun Scot.
  1. a young man; fellow.
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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

Historical Examples

  • What wonderful odds and ends that chiel has in his head to be sure!

    Under the Greenwood Tree

    Thomas Hardy

  • But, as to this chiel, I ken naething aboot him, but that he is a gude buttanist.

    Willy Reilly

    William Carleton

  • "It isna the first chiel he has shot," said young Wilton, who appeared just then.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for chiel

chiel

noun
  1. Scot a young man; lad
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Word Origin

C14: a Scot variant of child
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