What does gypsy mean?

Definitions for gypsy
ˈdʒɪp sigyp·sy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gypsy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. itinerant, gypsy, gipsynoun

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

    "itinerant traders"

  2. Gypsy, Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemiannoun

    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, Gypsynoun

    the Indic language of the Gypsies

Wiktionary

  1. gypsynoun

    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

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

  2. gypsyadjective

    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.

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

  3. gypsyadjective

    Gypsy, of or belonging to the Romani.

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

  4. gypsyadjective

    Of or belonging to the Gypsy race (Webster).

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

  5. Gypsynoun

    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.

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

  6. Gypsynoun

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

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

  7. Gypsyadjective

    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.

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

  8. Gypsynoun

    The language of the Romani people; Romani.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gypsynoun

    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

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

  2. Gypsynoun

    the language used by the gypsies

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

  3. Gypsynoun

    a dark-complexioned person

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

  4. Gypsynoun

    a cunning or crafty person

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

  5. Gypsyadjective

    pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies

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

  6. Gypsyverb

    to play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gypsy

    Gypsyism. See Gipsy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gypsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gypsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gypsy in a Sentence

  1. Kat Von D:

    The funny thing is that I’ve known since I was 7 years old that I was never going to have kids, i always imagined myself as this worldly, traveling, gypsy lady.

  2. William Hamilton:

    It strkes me as singularly inappropriate for a school to use its students for fund-raising. It reminded me of the first time I saw a gypsy mother send her baby out to beg.

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