Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide.
  • noun A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the Highlands of Scotland, a man-servant; a lad or young man employed as an attendant; an outdoor male servant, more especially one who is connected with or attends a person while hunting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A boy or young man; a manservant; a young male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands.
  • noun a lowcut shoe without a tongue and decorative lacing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Scotland A gill of an alcoholic drink.
  • noun originally male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief
  • noun Scottish and Irish fishing and hunting guide
  • noun Ireland, UK A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
  • noun A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
  • verb transitive To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
  • noun a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Scottish Gaelic gille, boy, servant, from Old Irish gilla, from gildae.]

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gill + -ie

Examples

  • There's some really awesome camo patterns out there but when it comes to really erasing the human outline a gillie is the way to go.

    Four Ways to Customize Your Gillie Suit For Bowhunting

  • There's some really awesome camo patterns out there but when it comes to really erasing the human outline a gillie is the way to go.

    Four Ways to Customize Your Gillie Suit For Bowhunting

  • Here is a link to where I purchased my bow huntin 'gillie, for anyone interested.

    Four Ways to Customize Your Gillie Suit For Bowhunting

  • Here is a link to where I purchased my bow huntin 'gillie, for anyone interested.

    Four Ways to Customize Your Gillie Suit For Bowhunting

  • Borrow's life, for, soon after, when he first came among gypsy tents, and saw the long-haired woman with skin dark and swarthy like that of a toad, and a particularly evil expression, and when her husband threatened to baste the intruder with a ladle, the boy broke forth into what in Romany would be called a "gillie," or ditty, ending --

    Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913

  • But the air she played was not the air of the song she called the 'Welsh dukkerin' gillie 'which I had heard by Beddgelert.

    Aylwin

  • I do think that such a critter, a smart critter in tune with it's environment and born with something a lot like a gillie suit for hide would be able to easily avoid humans if it desired not to meet them.

    Big Foot?

  • Hey dummies, deer and elk can't tell the difference between breakup blaze orange-martian electric green and a olive drab n dirt or mossy oak gillie suit.

    Woolrich Chic

  • Hey dummies, deer and elk can't tell the difference between breakup blaze orange-martian electric green and a olive drab n dirt or mossy oak gillie suit.

    Woolrich Chic

  • I do think that such a critter, a smart critter in tune with it's environment and born with something a lot like a gillie suit for hide would be able to easily avoid humans if it desired not to meet them.

    Big Foot?

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