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gillie

or gil·ly

[ gil-ee ]
/ ˈgɪl i /
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noun
Scot.
  1. a hunting or fishing guide.
  2. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
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Origin of gillie

First recorded in 1590–1600, gillie is from the Scots Gaelic word gille lad, servant
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British Dictionary definitions for gillie

gillie

ghillie or gilly

/ (ˈɡɪlɪ) /

noun plural -lies Scot
an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
(formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant

Word Origin for gillie

C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant
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