- a hunting or fishing guide.
- a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
Origin of gillie
- a low-cut, tongueless shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces, which cross the instep and are sometimes tied around the ankle.
Origin of ghillie
Examples from the Web for gillie
Historical Examples of gillie
There have been anglers who, when the salmon was once on, handed him over to the gillie to play and land.Angling Sketches
The gem referred to was no other than our friend Gillie White.
Gillie propounded this question with the air of a philosopher.
Captain Wopper laughed aloud at the question, and Gillie grinned.
Gillie nodded, with his lips tightly compressed to check utterance.
ghillie or gilly
- an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
- (formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
Word Origin for gillie
- a type of tongueless shoe with lacing up the instep, originally worn by the Scots
- a variant spelling of gillie