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gilly1

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

gilly2

[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/
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 of gilly2
gill (dial.) < ? + -y2

gillie

or gilly

[gil-ee] /ˈgɪl i/
noun
1.
Scot.
  1. a hunting or fishing guide.
  2. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
2.
Origin
1590-1600; < Scots Gaelic gille lad, servant
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  • Nothing in the business line turned up after gilly had departed to recruit his nerves.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • We girls want to take our turn in watching, as well as the boys, gilly!

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The deer never came into the house, and gilly had a shed made for them outside.

  • It's only just your envy of gilly's rich wife, that makes you saucy to me.

    The World Before Them Susanna Moodie
  • "It's more likely I'll skin them alive," said gilly, and he looked so fierce that he fairly frightened the old woman.

British Dictionary definitions for gilly

gillie

/ˈɡɪlɪ/
noun (Scot) (pl) -lies
1.
an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
2.
(formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
Word Origin
C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant
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