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ghillie

or gil·lie

[gil-ee]
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noun
  1. a low-cut, tongueless shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces, which cross the instep and are sometimes tied around the ankle.
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Origin of ghillie

1590–1600; see gillie; apparently a type of shoe orig. worn by Scottish hunting guides
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British Dictionary definitions for ghillie

ghillie

noun
  1. a type of tongueless shoe with lacing up the instep, originally worn by the Scots
  2. a variant spelling of gillie
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Word Origin

from Scottish Gaelic gille boy
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