chiel

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

Definition of chiel

chiefly Scotland

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 25 Feb. 2020.

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