gillie

noun
gil·​lie | \ ˈgi-lē How to pronounce gillie (audio) \
variants: or

Definition of gillie

1 : a male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief broadly : attendant
2 chiefly Scotland and Ireland : a fishing and hunting guide
3 : a shoe with a low top and decorative lacing

First Known Use of gillie

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gillie

Scottish Gaelic gille & Irish giolla youth, gillie

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“Gillie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gillie. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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