gillie definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. gillies
in the Scottish Highlands
- Archaic a male servant
- a sportsman's attendant or guide
Origin: Scottish ; from Gaelic gille, lad, page
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ghillie (sense )
Origin: variant, variety of gilly
gillie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also ghil·lienoun pl. gil·lies also ghil·lies
- Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide. See Regional Note at mozo.
- A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.
Origin: Scottish Gaelic gille, boy, servant, from Old Irish gilla, from gildae.