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Variant of gillie.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a type of tongueless shoe with lacing up the instep, originally worn by the Scots
2. (Hunting) a variant spelling of gillie
[from Scottish Gaelic gille boy]
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]