gillie

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

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gillie (plural gillies)

  1. (originally) male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief
  2. (Scottish and Irish) fishing and hunting guide
    The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan
  3. (Ireland, UK) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
  4. (usually spelled ghillie) A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
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gillie (third-person singular simple present gillies, present participle gillying, simple past and past participle gillied)

  1. (transitive) To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).

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gill + -ie

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gillie (plural gillies)

  1. (Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink.