chiel, cheil noun a man, a young man usually used affectionately: Now, don’t you be getting ideas like that in your head – sure, he’s a rugger [a robber, plunderer] is my cousin, a hardy chiel, with a lot to live for, and, as for time [in prison], well, it’ll flee [fly] by. la15-. etymology: Scots; a variant of chield ‘a child’; attested by SR, BS in SS and TDITA and JS