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

  • n. Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide. See Regional Note at mozo.
  • n. A low-cut sports shoe with fringed laces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


Scottish Gaelic gille, boy, servant, from Old Irish gilla, from gildae.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
gill + -ie (Wiktionary)



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