chield

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Scots chield, apparently a variant form of child retained in specific senses.

Noun[edit]

chield (plural chields)

  1. (Scotland) A man; a fellow, chap.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 196:
      Kinraddie fair seethed with the news next day, all about the attack on the Mill and how Rob had chased the childes that came up against him […].

Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently a variant form of child.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chield (plural chields)

  1. child
  2. man, fellow, chap
  3. young woman