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  • n. Alternative spelling of gypsy.
  • v. Alternative spelling of gypsy.


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  • The word gipsy was always sufficient to excite my curiosity, and

    George Borrow in East Anglia

  • The song was, to the delight of the audience, the signature tune from his award-winning movie Underground - an almost insanely quick piece, in which a honking tuba leads the seven-piece band in a raucous musical rollercoaster which epitomises what has been described as their "gipsy techno-rock". - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The gipsy is a tough, active fellow, but not very skilful with his weapon, so that Joe's weight and strength tell in a minute; he is too heavy metal for him.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • At first sight, you might have called her gipsy, Indian,

    Angel Island

  • This puzzled him sorely, but suddenly recollecting that he had baptized another gipsy child "Britannia," without any hesitation he at once named the infant

    The Parish Clerk

  • The gipsy was a soldier, and on his being admitted, the Archduke asked him what he had to say.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • Leghorn hat over her ears, in what was called gipsy fashion.

    The Carbonels

  • "The word refers to the fact that this series offers even greater access and insight to the communities featured and the terms 'gipsy' or 'gypsier' are not being used in a negative context," a spokesman said. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • In Emily Brontë's novel, the dark-haired Heathcliff is regularly described as a gipsy by other characters.


  • Thomas de Quincey saw something of the "gipsy" in her, and called her the "very wildest in the sense of the most natural person I have ever known."

    Archive 2009-03-01


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