- 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 chield
Even Alan Breck, by all that I hear, is a chield to be respected.Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson
Uz will keep an eye on the young 'un, ef it be only because he'm Miss Amy's chield.
But an I get the first yerk of a chield, I'm no unco feared for his return.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)
I heard the voice of that lad Andrew Lammie; can the chield be drowning that he skirls sae uncannily?Folk-Lore and Legends
But he stood in my road, and lifted his hand, and beckoned, like a chield az was used to be obeyed.