(g hard). A servant or attendant; the man who leads a
pony about when a child is riding. A gillie-wet-foot is a
barefooted Highland lad.
“These gillie-wet-foots, as they were called, were destined to beat
the bushes.” —Sir Walter Scott: Waverley, chap. xiii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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