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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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Historical Examples of chield

  • Even Alan Breck, by all that I hear, is a chield to be respected.


    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.

  • I heard the voice of that lad Andrew Lammie; can the chield be drowning that he skirls sae uncannily?

  • But he stood in my road, and lifted his hand, and beckoned, like a chield az was used to be obeyed.