Definitions for Gypsyˈdʒɪp si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. itinerant, gypsy, gipsy(noun)

    a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

    "itinerant traders"

  2. Gypsy, Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemian(noun)

    a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

  3. Romany, Gypsy(noun)

    the Indic language of the Gypsies

Wiktionary

  1. gypsy(Noun)

    An itinerant person or any person or group with qualities traditionally ascribed to Romani people, including suspected of making a living from dishonest practices or theft etc.; one of a vagabond race, not necessarily Romani

  2. gypsy(Adjective)

    Of or having the qualities of an itinerant person or group with qualities traditionally ascribed to Romani people; making a living from dishonest practices or theft etc.

    If anyone questions them, they'll fold up faster than a gypsy roofing company.

  3. gypsy(Adjective)

    Gypsy, of or belonging to the Romani.

  4. gypsy(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the Gypsy race (Webster).

  5. Gypsy(Noun)

    A member of the Romani people, or one of it sub-groups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc). Gypsy is not used by the Romani people themselves (it is an exonym) and is considered pejorative by some, mainly among the Romani people themselves.

  6. Gypsy(Noun)

    A member of other nomadic peoples, not only Romani people; a traveller.

  7. Gypsy(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the Romani people or one of it sub-groups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichel, etc). This term is sometimes considered pejorative.

    If anyone questions them, they'll fold up faster than a gypsy roofing company.

  8. Gypsy(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the Gypsy race (Webster).

  9. Gypsy(ProperNoun)

    The language of the Romani people; Romani.

  10. Origin: From Gypcyan, gyptien, from Aegyptius, because it was wrongly believed that dark-skinned Gypsies came from Egypt. See Egyptian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gypsy(noun)

    one of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th centry, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany

  2. Gypsy(noun)

    the language used by the gypsies

  3. Gypsy(noun)

    a dark-complexioned person

  4. Gypsy(noun)

    a cunning or crafty person

  5. Gypsy(adj)

    pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies

  6. Gypsy(verb)

    to play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods

  7. Origin: [OE. Gypcyan, F. gyptien Egyptian, gypsy, L. Aegyptius. See Egyptian.]


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