Visit the forum if you have a language query!

gillie

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
Oliver Goldsmith
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Alternative forms

Etymology 1

Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Scottish Gaelic gille, helper and Irsh Gaelic giolla 'boy'

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gillie

Plural
{{{1}}}

gillie ({{{1}}})
  1. (originallyTemplate loop detected: Template:context 1) male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief
  2. (Scottish and Irish) fishing and hunting guide
    The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
  4. (usually spelled ghillie) A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
Translations
Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to gillie

Third person singular
gillies

Simple past
gillied

Past participle
-

Present participle
gillying

to gillie (third-person singular simple present gillies, present participle gillying, simple past and past participle gillied)
  1. (transitive) To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide) for (someone).

Etymology 2

gill + -ie

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gillie

Plural
{{{1}}}

gillie ({{{1}}})
  1. (Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink.

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE