Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHILTO, n. “A term applied to a girl” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [′tʃltʊ] Ib.:
That's a cutty chilto o' a lass.

[Marw. compares it with Norse tulta, a little girl (*tjulta): cf. also O.N. stúlka, girl, lass (Zoëga).]

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