Gillie definition

gĭlē
(scots) A professional fishing and hunting guide.
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A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.
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In the Scottish Highlands.
  • (archaic) A male servant.
  • A sportsman's attendant or guide.
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(originally) Male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief.
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(Scottish and Irish) Fishing and hunting guide.

The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan.

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(Ireland, UK) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
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(usually spelled ghillie) A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
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To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).
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(Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gillie
Plural:
gillies

Origin of gillie

  • Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant from Old Irish gilla from gildae

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Scottish Gaelic gille, helper and Irish Gaelic giolla 'boy'

    From Wiktionary

  • gill + -ie

    From Wiktionary