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

  • n. Variant of Gypsy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of Gypsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Gypsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The language of the Gipsies.
  • n. [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.
  • n. [lowercase] Nautical, a small winch or crab used on board ship: same as gipsy-winch
  • n. [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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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