I felt the need to chide her sexual past, but I guess virgins aren’t that bad.

Verb (Transitive)

  1. To express disapproval of; scold.
  2. Obsolete: To be noise about; to chafe against.

Verb (Intransitive)

  1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.


  1. A continuous noise or murmur.


blame, rebuke, reprove, scold, censure, reproach, reprehend, reprimand


  • ˈchīd
  • ˈchid


From Middle English chiden, from Old English ċīdan. Cognate with German kiden; Old High German kīdal.

Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Chide.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide. Accessed 25 May 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “chide”, accessed May 25, 2024, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Chide. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide

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