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also ghil·lie  (gĭl′ē)
n. pl. gil·lies
1. Scots A professional fishing and hunting guide.
2. A shoe with crisscrossed laces and no tongue, especially a low-cut, soft shoe used in dancing.

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




n, pl -lies
1. (Hunting) an attendant or guide for hunting or fishing
2. (Hunting) (formerly) a Highland chieftain's male attendant or personal servant
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic gille boy, servant]
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(ˈgɪl i)

1. Scot.
a. a hunting or fishing guide.
b. a male attendant or personal servant to a Highland chieftain.
2. a low-cut, tongueless oxford shoe with loops instead of eyelets for the laces.
[1590–1600; < Scottish Gaelic gille lad, servant]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chiefgillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.gillie - a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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[ˈgɪlɪ] N (Scot)
1. (Hunting) → ayudante mf de cazador or pescador
2. (o.f.) (= attendant) → criado m
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n (Scot) → Jagdaufseher(in) m(f)
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The hotel welcomed more than 40 guests to a ghillies' lunch on Sunday to launch the campaign.
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But there appeared to be no bonanza this week in our major salmon rivers, filling anglers and ghillies with the fear that there is not going to be a decent back-end run.
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Furthermore, no differentiation was made in the final analysis between the woman's shoe, i.e., the Ghillies, and the man's shoe.
Ladies Fishing would like to thank Paul Devlin and his team at Glasgow Angling Centre, Lord and Lady Allendale and their ghillies, and also Don Coe and his staff at Northumbrian Water for their help and support.