Gipsy - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɪpsi|
Brit.  |ˈdʒɪpsi|

noun

- a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment (syn: gipsy, gypsy, itinerant)
- 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) (syn: bohemian, gipsy, gypsy, roma, romani, romany, rommany)
- a person who resembles a Gypsy in leading an unconventional, nomadic way of life (syn: gipsy, gypsy)

Examples

I did a gipsy a good turn once. (Marryat)

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