shildy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shildiȝ, schuldi, from Old English scyldiġ ‎(guilty, sinful, criminal), equivalent to shild +‎ -y. Cognate with West Frisian skildich ‎(guilty), Dutch schuldig ‎(guilty), German schuldig ‎(guilty), Swedish skyldig ‎(guilty).

Adjective[edit]

shildy ‎(comparative shildier or more shildy, superlative shildiest or most shildy)

  1. (rare, dialectal or obsolete) Guilty, at fault, in debt.