from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spain, a Gipsy (man).

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  • n. a Spanish male Gypsy


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  • Spain where the Spanish word for gypsy, "gitano," is uttered with pride frequently survive in isolated encampments, reviled as beggars and petty thieves.

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  • But now the restaurant is called Via Alloro because "gitano" in Italian means "gypsy," which wasn't particluarly fitting.

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  • But when I was a student in Spain back in the 80s, earnestly singing and playing romancero gitano in the parque del retiro in Madrid, I used to listen to his 1975 compilation album Entre dos Aguas that featured fabulous flamenco fusion with John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola -- religiously.

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  • That niche artists like Estrella Morente sell as many albums as pop stars is doubly remarkable given Spain's anti-Roma undercurrents: last year, a survey indicated that 58 percent of Spanish high-schoolers "wouldn't marry" a gitano; 27 percent reported that they would support expelling the whole community from Spain.

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  • Indeed the passionate singing, dancing, and playing of flamenco, which is an authentic form of expression in the gitano community, remains an exotic flavor for the rest of Spain.

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  • Sonically these forms are more similar: the gitano of the flamenkillo is close in tone to the praiseful wails of the qawwal.

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  • In a brief space of time a sensible diminution of the strain warned him that the gitano had found some additional means of support.

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  • "Did you give the prisoner a hint of our plan?" enquired the gitano.

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  • -- Mi Comandante, ¡ése es _Parrón_, y yo soy el gitano que dió hace quince días sus señas al Conde del Montijo!

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  • En tal momento acertó a pasar por allí el gitano _Heredia_, el cual se paró, como todos, a ver aquella lucidísima

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