chiel

noun
\ ˈchēl How to pronounce chiel (audio) \
variants: or chield \ ˈchēld How to pronounce chiel (audio) \

Definition of chiel

chiefly Scotland
: fellow, lad

First Known Use of chiel

1507, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiel

Middle English (Scots) cheld, alteration of Middle English child child

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“Chiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiel. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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