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[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/
noun, plural gillies. Scot.


[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/
noun, plural gillies.
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.
to carry or be carried on a gilly.
Origin of gilly2
gill (dial.) < ? + -y2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gilly


noun (Scot) (pl) -lies
an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
(formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
Word Origin
C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant
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