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noun (Gyps, ies)
  1. A Rom, member of the Roma. This term is considered pejorative by some, especially among the Roma themselves.
  2. One of a stateless people, whose communities, traditionally thought to have been originally from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th century, and are now widely distributed over Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Americas.
  3. The language of the Roma people.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: zigeuner , zigeunerin
  • French: tsigane
  • German: Zigeuner , Zigeunerin
adjective 
  1. Of or belonging to the Roma. This term is sometimes considered pejorative.
  2. Of or belonging to the Gypsy race (Webster).
Translations: 
    Etymology: Earlier (term, gipcyan, lang=enm) (term, gyptian, lang=enm), < (term, gyptien), short for (term, Egyptian) < (term, Aegyptius, lang=la); when they first appeared in England in the sixteenth century they were believed to have come from Egypt.


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    noun (gyps, ies)
    1. (context, offensive, sometimes, _, pejorative) An itinerant person or any person or group with qualities traditionally ascribed to Roma, including suspected of making a living from dishonest practices or theft etc.
    I will look on your treasures, . Is this understood? w:Borat, Borat
    1. Gypsy
    1. Noun, Gypsy, a member of the Roma.
    2. (archaic) One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, traditionally thought to have originally from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th century, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc. living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.
    • w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare:
    • : Like a right , hath, at fast and loose, Beguiled me to the very heart of loss.
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: zigeuner , zigeunerin
    • French: bohémien , bohémienne , tsigane ,
    • German: Zigeuner , Zigeneurin
    • Italian: zingaro , zingara
    • Spanish: gitano gitana
    adjective 
    1. (pejorative, offensive) Of or having the qualities of an itinerant person or group with qualities traditionally ascribed to Roma, including suspected of making a living from dishonest practices or theft etc.
    If anyone questions them, they'll fold up faster than a roofing company.
    1. Gypsy
    1. Adjective, Gypsy, of or belonging to the Roma. This term is considered pejorative by many.
    2. (archaic) Of or belonging to the Gypsy race (Webster).
  • Etymology: From (term, Gypcyan, lang=enm), (term, gyptien, , Egyptian, gypsy, lang=fr), from (term, Aegyptius, lang=la). See (term, Egyptian).


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