Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Gypsy.
  • n. The Indic language of the Gypsies. Also called Gypsy.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of Romani (a member of the Roma people).
  • proper n. Alternative form of Romani (a nomadic people with origins in India, the Roma).
  • proper n. Alternative form of Romani (the Indo-Aryan language of this people).
  • adj. Alternative form of Romani (of or belonging to the Roma nation).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gypsy.
  • n. The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Gipsy.
  • n. The language spoken by the Gipsies.
  • Belonging or relating to the Romanies or Gipsies: as, Romany songs; a Romany custom.
  • Also Roman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture
  • n. 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)
  • n. the Indic language of the Gypsies

Etymologies

Romany romani, feminine of romano, gypsy, from rom, man, from Prakrit ḍoma, man of a low caste, of Dravidian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.