gilly

1 of 3

noun (1)

variant spelling 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

gilly

2 of 3

noun (2)

gil·​ly
ˈgilē
plural -es
: a lumber wagon or any local wagon or truck hired for hauling circus or carnival paraphernalia

gilly

3 of 3

verb

"
-ed/-ing/-es

transitive verb

: to transport by means of a gilly

intransitive verb

: to be transportable on a gilly

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

gill entry 7 + -y

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“Gilly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gilly. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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