- a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival.
- to carry or be carried on a gilly.
Origin of gilly2
gill (dial.) < ? + -y2
- a hunting or fishing guide.
- a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
Origin of gillie
First recorded in 1590–1600, gillie is from the Scots Gaelic word gille lad, servant
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Examples from the Web for gilly
But after his wildling girlfriend Gilly reappears at the gate, he begins to grow up.Game of Thrones’ 'The Watchers on the Wall': The Battle of Castle Black Is One For the Ages
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The Great Gilly Hopkins By Katherine Paterson This is also a fabulous book to listen to with kids, though expect to cry.Emily Bazelon’s Book Bag: The Essential Bildungsromans
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Jon refuses to do that with Gilly (Hannah Murray), the wildling girl, and for the right reasons.Kit Harington on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Fame, and Playing Emo Hero Jon Snow
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Hannah understands that intuitively; her Gilly is also lovable and fetching and sympathetic.Game of Thrones’ Creative Gurus
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Gilly Storey is a personal stylist who can whip your look into shape.Gal With a Suitcase
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Dr. Gilly was greatly interested by the reading of this letter.The Huguenots in France
We girls want to take our turn in watching, as well as the boys, Gilly!
Wasn't it too funny for anything,—the way we led Gilly about by the nose?
I can't feel uneasy, for I am certain he will bring us news of Gilly.
What can you want to say to me, Gilly—Is it any thing very particular?
ghillie or gilly
- an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
- (formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant
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