[ gil-ee ]
/ ˈgɪl i /
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 originally worn by Scottish hunting guides
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British Dictionary definitions for ghillie
/ (ˈɡɪlɪ) /
a type of tongueless shoe with lacing up the instep, originally worn by the Scots
a variant spelling of gillie
Word Origin for ghillie
from Scottish Gaelic gille boy
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