gillies

gillie

[gil-ee]
noun
1.
Scot.
a.
a hunting or fishing guide.
b.
a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
Also, gilly.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Scots Gaelic gille lad, servant

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gilly

1 [gil-ee]
noun, plural gillies. Scot.

gilly

2 [gil-ee]
noun, plural gillies.
1.
a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), gillied, gillying.
2.
to carry or be carried on a gilly.

Origin:
gill (dial.) < ? + -y2

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gillie, ghillie or gilly (ˈɡɪlɪ)
 
n , pl -lies
1.  an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
2.  (formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
 
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant]
 
ghillie, ghillie or gilly
 
n
 
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant]
 
gilly, ghillie or gilly
 
n
 
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant]

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