(also ghillie)
1》 (in Scotland) an attendant on a hunting or fishing expedition.
2》 historical a Highland chief's attendant.
3》 a type of shoe with laces along the instep and no tongue, as used for Scottish country dancing.
C16: from Sc. Gaelic gille 'lad, servant'.

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