(scots) A professional fishing and hunting guide.
A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.
In the Scottish Highlands.
- (archaic) A male servant.
- A sportsman's attendant or guide.
To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).
Other Word Forms
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'
- gill + -ie