As a noun gillie
is (originally) male attendant on a scottish highland chief or gillie
can be (scotland) a gill of an alcoholic drink.
As a verb gillie
is to be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide
) for (someone).
As a proper noun willie is
a male given name, diminutive of william.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Scottish Gaelic gille
, helper and Irish Gaelic giolla 'boy'
(originally) male attendant on a Scottish Highland chief
(Scottish and Irish) fishing and hunting guide
(Ireland, British) A man or boy who attends to a person who is hunting or fishing in Scotland.
- ''The gillie still wore in kilt in his laird's clan tartan
* gillie suit
To be a gillie (a hunting or fishing guide ) for (someone).
gill' + ' -ie
* the willies