gilly

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

noun (2)
gil·​ly | \ ˈgilē \
plural -es

Definition of gilly (Entry 2 of 3)

: a lumber wagon or any local wagon or truck hired for hauling circus or carnival paraphernalia

gilly

verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of gilly (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to transport by means of a gilly

intransitive verb

: to be transportable on a gilly

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History and Etymology for gilly

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 14 Aug. 2022.

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