gillie

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Etymology 1Edit

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Scottish Gaelic gille, helper and Irish Gaelic giolla 'boy'

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gillie ‎(plural gillies)

  1. (originally) Male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief.
  2. (Scottish and Irish) Fishing and hunting guide.
    The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan
  3. (Ireland, Britain) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
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gillie ‎(third-person singular simple present gillies, present participle gillying, simple past and past participle gillied)

  1. (transitive) To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).

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gill + -ie

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gillie ‎(plural gillies)

  1. (Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink.
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