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Gyp·sy

also Gip·sy (jĭp′sē)
n. pl. Gyp·sies also Gip·sies
1. Often Offensive
a. See Romani.
b. The Romani language.
2. A member of any of various traditionally itinerant groups unrelated to the Romani.
3. gypsy One who follows an itinerant or otherwise unconventional career or way of life, especially:
a. A part-time or temporary member of a college faculty.
b. A member of the chorus line in a theater production.

[Alteration of Middle English gypcian, short for Egipcien, Egyptian (so called because the Romani people were thought to have come from Egypt).]

Gypsy

(ˈdʒɪpsɪ) or

Gipsy

n (sometimes not capital) , pl -sies
1. (Peoples)
a. a member of a people scattered throughout Europe and North America, who maintain a nomadic way of life in industrialized societies. They migrated from NW India from about the 9th century onwards
b. (as modifier): a Gypsy fortune-teller.
2. (Languages) the language of the Gypsies; Romany
3. a person who looks or behaves like a Gypsy
[C16: from Egyptian, since they were thought to have come originally from Egypt]
ˈGypsydom, ˈGipsydom n
ˈGypsyˌhood, ˈGipsyˌhood n
ˈGypsyish, ˈGipsyish adj
ˈGypsy-ˌlike, ˈGipsy-ˌlike adj

Gyp•sy

(ˈdʒɪp si)

n., pl. -sies,
adj. n.
1. a member of a traditionally itinerant people, orig. of N India, now residing mostly in permanent communities in many countries of the world.
3. (l.c.) a person who resembles the stereotype of a Gypsy, as in appearance or itinerant way of life.
4. (l.c.) Informal. gypsy cab.
5. (l.c.) Informal. an independent, usu. nonunion trucker, operator, etc.
6. (l.c.) a chorus dancer, esp. in the Broadway theater.
adj.
7. of or pertaining to the Gypsies.
8. (l.c.) Informal. working independently or without a license: gypsy truckers.
Also, esp. Brit., Gipsy, gipsy.
[1505–15; back formation from gipcyan, aph. variant of Egyptian, from the belief that Gypsies came orig. from Egypt]
Gyp′sy•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gypsy - a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
swagger, swaggie, swagman - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
tinker - formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
2.Gypsy - a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetellingGypsy - 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)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
gitana - a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano - a Spanish male Gypsy
3.Gypsy - the Indic language of the Gypsies
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

Gypsy

Gipsy
noun traveller, roamer, wanderer, Bohemian, rover, rambler, nomad, vagrant, Romany, vagabond the largest community of Gypsies of any country
Translations
cikáncikánskýcikánština
sigøjner
mustalainenromani
Rom
cigányroma
sígauna-sígauni
ジプシー
집시
čigonasčigoniškasčigonų
čigānsčigānu-
cigáncigánsky
cigan
zigenare
ชาวยิปซี
dân gypsy

gypsy

[ˈdʒɪpsɪ]
A. Ngitano/a m/f
B. CPD [life, caravan, music] → gitano
gypsy moth Nlagarta f

gypsy

nZigeuner(in) m(f) (neg!)
adj
(= Romany)Zigeuner- (neg!), → Roma-; gypsy childZigeunerkind nt (neg!); gypsy womanZigeunerin f (neg!); gypsy campZigeunerlager nt (neg!); gypsy musicZigeunermusik f
(US, pej, = unofficial) cab, driverillegal

gypsy

gipsy [ˈdʒɪpsɪ]
1. nzingaro/a
2. adj (life) → da zingaro, zingaresco/a; (caravan) → degli zingari; (music) → zigano/a

gypsy,

gipsy

(ˈdʒipsi) plurals ˈgypsies ~ˈgipsies noun
a member of a race of wandering people.
adjective
a gypsy caravan.

Gypsy

غَجَرِيّ cikán sigøjner Zigeuner τσιγγάνος gitano mustalainen gitan Rom zingaro ジプシー 집시 zigeuner rom Cygan cigano цыган zigenare ชาวยิปซี çingene dân gypsy 吉普赛人