A mother chides her daughter.
An example of chide is a mother scolding her child for coming in late.
Origin of chideMiddle English chiden ; from Old English intransitive verb cidan; not found outside Old English
verbchid·ed or chid , chid·ed or chid or chid·den , chid·ing, chides
Origin of chideMiddle English chiden, from Old English c&imacron;dan, from c&imacron;d, strife, contention.
(third-person singular simple present chides, present participle chiding, simple past chid, chided, or chode, past participle chid, chided, or chidden)
From Middle English chiden (“to chide, rebuke, disapprove, criticize; complain, grumble, dispute; argue, debate, dispute, quarrel”), from Old English ċīdan (“to chide, reprove, rebuke; blame, contend, strive, quarrel, complain”). Cognate with German kiden (“to sound”); Old High German kīdal (“wedge”).