Other definitions for gilly (2 of 2)

[ gil-ee ]

noun,plural gil·lies.
  1. a truck or wagon, especially one used to transport the equipment of a circus or carnival.

verb (used with or without object),gil·lied, gil·ly·ing.
  1. to carry or be carried on a gilly.

Origin of gilly

gill (dial.) < ? + -y2

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How to use gilly in a sentence

  • "But times are altered since then, gilly," said Miss Watling confidentially, and slipping her arm within his.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • That gilly run'd away, to get rid on ye, an' went an' listed for a soger, an' be gone to forin parts.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • Should gilly ever come back, I will give him this brave little hand myself, and feel proud of my daughter.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • General gilly knew better than to appear before them, and was condemned to death for contempt of court.

  • gilly hesitated; the peasant insisted; the general wished to explain, but he was seized by the collar.