Definition of chide
- is quick to chide against the mayor for his negligence
- She chided us for arriving late.
She chided us for arriving late.
“You really should have been here on time,” she chided.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
burn one's ears, get after, get on;
: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently
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