- (offensive) A Gypsy.
"Zigeuner" is an imprecise term derived from a Greek word for "untouchable". It is considered offensive by many Romani. In Germany, the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma rejects the use of the corresponding German term, "Zigeuner", as a designation for the Roma, regarding it as racist and as having been discredited by the Nazis' use of it.
See also the note about Zigeuner.
A loanword from German; see further etymological information in the entry Zigeuner.