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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]


(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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Noun1.ghillie - 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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