or ghillie noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic gille & Irish giolla youth, gillie Date: 1705 1. a male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief; broadly attendant 2. chiefly Scottish & Irish a fishing and hunting guide 3. a shoe with a low top and decorative lacing

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  • Gillie — Gil lie Gilly Gil ly, n. [Gael. gille, giolla, boy, lad.] A boy or young man; a manservant; a young male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands. Sir W. Scott. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster] 2. a lowcut shoe without a tongue and decorative lacing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gillie — (also ghillie) ► NOUN ▪ (in Scotland) an attendant on a hunting or fishing expedition. ORIGIN Scottish Gaelic gille lad, servant …   English terms dictionary

  • gillie — gillie1 or gilly [gil′ē] n. pl. gillies [Scot < Gael gille, lad, page] in the Scottish Highlands a) Archaic a male servant b) a sportsman s attendant or guide gillie2 [gil′ē] n. [var. of GILLY] …   English World dictionary

  • Gillie — Ghillie or gillie is a Scottish dialect term that refers to a man or a boy who acts as an attendant on a fishing, fly fishing or a hunting or deer stalking expedition, primarily in Scotland in the Highlands or on a river such as the Spey River.… …   Wikipedia

  • gillie — 1. noun /ˈɡɪli/ a) male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief The gillie still wore in kilt in his lairds clan tartan b) (Scottish and Irish) fishing and hunting guide 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Gillie — Recorded as Gillie, Gillies, Gillis, and Gillison, this very interesting and ancient surname is Scottish. It derives from the pre 9th century Mac gill Iosa , which translates as The son of the servant of Jesus , and describes an early follower or …   Surnames reference

  • gillie — /ˈgɪli/ (say gilee) Scottish –noun 1. a sportsman s attendant, especially a guide for hunting or fishing. 2. a male attendant or personal servant of a Highland chieftain. 3. a low cut shoe with fancy lacing. –verb (t) (gillied, gillying) 4. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gillie — ghillie …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gillie — /gil ee/, n. 1. Scot. a. a hunting or fishing guide. b. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain. 2. ghillie. Also, gilly. [1590 1600; < ScotGael gille lad, servant] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gillie — Provenance. Prénom dérivé de Gilles. Vient du grec aegidios Signifie : égide, bouclier (Se mettre sous l égide de) Se fête le 1er septembre. Histoire. La petite ville de Saint Gilles du Gard était autrefois un port de mer, et surtout un lieu de… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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