- a hunting or fishing guide.
- a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
Origin of gillie
Definition for gillies (2 of 4)
noun, plural gil·lies. Scot.
Definition for gillies (3 of 4)
noun, plural gil·lies.
verb (used with or without object), gil·lied, gil·ly·ing.
Origin of gilly2
Definition for gillies (4 of 4)
Origin of ghillie
Examples from the Web for gillies
Gillies is a born-memoirist, both candid and hilarious, and her heartbreak and struggle for love is our gain.
“I just want to do what I love and if fame comes along with that so be it,” Gillies said.
I looked about for the young lady and her gillies; there was never a sign of them.David Balfour, Second Part|Robert Louis Stevenson
A sonnet written by Gillies, and addressed to Wordsworth, may be quoted in this note.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VI (of 8)|William Wordsworth
The king's gillies came to seek the bran, and they took the four sacks with them, and they emptied them before the horses.Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales|Various
From the jargon, therefore, of the Highland gillies, I pass to the character of their Chief.Waverley|Sir Walter Scott
And the gillies got jest a mite scoffy along of my natural 'aste.