nounpl. gil·lies also ghil·lies
- Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide.
- A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.
Origin of gillieScottish Gaelic gille, boy, servant, from Old Irish gilla, from gildae.
- (originally) male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief
- (Scottish and Irish) fishing and hunting guide
- The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan
- (Ireland, UK) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
- (usually spelled ghillie) A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
(third-person singular simple present gillies, present participle gillying, simple past and past participle gillied)
- To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).
Scottish Gaelic gille, helper and Irish Gaelic giolla 'boy'
- (Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink.