Chieftain vs Headling - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chieftain and headling
is that chieftain
is a leader of a clan or tribe while headling
is (obsolete) an equal; a fellow; mate.
As an adverb headling is
A leader of a clan or tribe.
A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
* (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon
From (etyl) hedling, hevedling, from (etyl) .
(obsolete) An equal; a fellow; mate.
(obsolete) A chieftain.
From (etyl) hedling, heedling, .