Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being a gypsy.
  • n. The practices or habits ascribed to gypsies, such as deception, cheating, and flattery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The arts and practices or habits of gypsies; deception; cheating; flattery.
  • n. The state of a gypsy.

Etymologies

gypsy +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With respect to the Gypsy — decidedly the most entertaining character of the three — there is certainly nothing of the Scholar or the Priest in him; and as for the Priest, though there may be something in him both of scholarship and gypsyism, neither the Scholar nor the Gypsy would feel at all flattered by being confounded with him.

    Lavengro

  • To Ford, who had acted as a sort of godfather to The Bible in Spain, it was "a rum, very rum, mixture of gypsyism, Judaism, and missionary adventure," as he informed John Murray.

    The Life of George Borrow

  • I thought very little of my own work, and if Mr. Borrow had only told me that it was in the way of his I would have withdrawn it at once, and that with right goodwill, for I had so great a respect for the Nestor of gypsyism that I would have been very glad to have gratified him with such

    Memoirs

  • And every gypsyism, whether of word or way, was greeted with delighted laughter.

    The Gypsies

  • It was evident that she and all were singing with thorough enjoyment, and with a full and realizing consciousness of gypsyism, being greatly stimulated by my presence and sympathy.

    The Gypsies

  • The companion of his travel is some foul, sun-burnt quean, that, since the terrible statute, has recanted gypsyism, and is turned pedlaress.

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • With respect to the Gypsy -- decidedly the most entertaining character of the three -- there is certainly nothing of the Scholar or the Priest in him; and as for the Priest, though there may be something in him both of scholarship and gypsyism, neither the Scholar nor the Gypsy would feel at all flattered by being confounded with him.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • I tell you what, brother, if ever gypsyism breaks up, it will be owing to our chies having been bitten by that mad puppy they calls gentility. '

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • 'Brother,' said Mr. Petulengro the other day to the Romany Rye, after telling him many things connected with the decadence of gypsyism, 'there is one Gorgiko Brown, who, with a face as black as a tea-kettle, wishes to be mistaken for a Christian tradesman; he goes into the parlour of a third-rate inn of an evening, calls for rum-and-water, and attempts to enter into conversation with the company about politics and business.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • The Council of Europe, the region's oldest and largest assembly of nations, wants the campaign to focus attention on the scale of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and anti-gypsyism in Europe.

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