nounAustralian /NZ • informal
- A girl or woman.More example sentences
- A female may be my sheila, my bird, my charley, my good sort, my hot-drop, my judy or my wife, but she is never ‘my mate’.
- There were a lot of rough sheilas in that joint.
- I visited her for a little while yesterday afternoon, mindful of Rayna's kind advice, crying like the most unstaunch of sheilas, and, in the end, just holding her hand to my face, which she recognised.
mid 19th century (originally as shaler): of unknown origin, later assimilated to the given name Sheila.