Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is not a Gipsy; an outsider.

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Examples

  • Whenever I read some novel about Gypsies and see the ostensibly Hungarian or Romanian Gypsy characters using words like "gorgio" or "kushti" I immediately know the writer has spent a lot more time in the library than speaking with Roma.

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  • Whereupon I answers, “It all comes of my son Jasper, who brings the gorgio to our fire, and must needs be teaching him.”

    Lavengro

  • “Nothing at all, master,” says I; “something about the weather”; when who should start up from behind a pale, where he has been listening, but this ugly gorgio, crying out, “They are after poisoning your pigs, neighbour!” so that we are glad to run,

    Lavengro

  • You say you like him: in that we differs; I hates the gorgio, and would like, speaking Romanly, to mix a little poison with his waters.

    Lavengro

  • At the fan and sacrament; with a heavy heart I put seven score miles between us, came back to the hairy ones, and found them over-given to gorgious companions; said I, “Foolish manners is catching; all this comes of that there gorgio.”

    Lavengro

  • Am turned out of prison, and go back to the hairy ones, who receive me not over courteously; says I, for their unkindness, and my own foolishness, all the thanks to that gorgio.

    Lavengro

  • ‘Hey, bebee!’ cried the girl; ‘what is this? what do you mean? you have blessed the gorgio!’

    Lavengro

  • The whole party makes an almighty of this gorgio, lets him into their ways, says prayers of his making, till things come to such a pass that my own daughter says to me, “I shall buy myself a veil and fan, and treat myself to a play and sacrament.”

    Lavengro

  • ‘You are mad, bebee; leave the fellow — gorgio avella.’

    Lavengro

  • “Half Romany dial,” the man said, “and half gorgio.”

    Greenwitch

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