Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a peculiar vagabond race which appeared in England for the first time about the beginning of the sixteenth century, and in eastern Europe at least two centuries earlier, and is now found in every country of Europe, as well as in parts of Asia, Africa, and America.
  • noun The language of the Gipsies.
  • noun [lowercase] A person exhibiting any of the qualities attributed to Gipsies, as darkness of complexion, trickery in trade, arts of cajolery, and especially, as applied to a young woman, playful freedom or innocent roguishness of action or manner.
  • noun [lowercase] Nautical, a small winch or crab used on board ship: same as gipsy-winch
  • noun [lowercase] The gipsy-moth (which see).
  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a Gipsy or the Gipsies.
  • Unconventional; outdoor; considered as resembling the free life of a Gipsy.
  • To picnic; play at being a Gipsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See Gypsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of Gypsy.

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

  • noun a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
  • 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)

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Examples

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  • Forty years since Francis Chichester sailed into Plymouth after completing his circumnavigation of the world in Gipsy Moth IV and that means it's forty years since one of those seemingly insignificant but memorably funny family occurrences.

    Forty years ago today...

  • Forty years since Francis Chichester sailed into Plymouth after completing his circumnavigation of the world in Gipsy Moth IV and that means it's forty years since one of those seemingly insignificant but memorably funny family occurrences.

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  • Forty years since Francis Chichester sailed into Plymouth after completing his circumnavigation of the world in Gipsy Moth IV and that means it's forty years since one of those seemingly insignificant but memorably funny family occurrences.

    Forty years ago today...

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  • It appears that £100,000 of your money has gone to something called the Gipsy and Traveller Law Reform Council which lobbies Parliament on gipsies 'rights (why they feel the need to bother, I don't know) while grants of up to £3,000 have gone to individual gipsy groups trying to get planning permission (or completely ignore it, as the case may be).

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  • It appears that £100,000 of your money has gone to something called the Gipsy and Traveller Law Reform Council which lobbies Parliament on gipsies 'rights (why they feel the need to bother, I don't know) while grants of up to £3,000 have gone to individual gipsy groups trying to get planning permission (or completely ignore it, as the case may be).

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  • "This is called Gipsy Wort," says Lyte, "because the rogues and runagates, which name themselves Egyptians, do colour themselves black with this herbe."

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  • At that time the greatest gipsy musician was a woman: her name was "Czinka Panna," and she was called the Gipsy Queen.

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  • "Gipsy --" He became silent; looking at her, strange thoughts came -- wild, impossible thoughts, thoughts that come when dreams end and one is face to face with reality.

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