Gypsy meaning

jĭpsē
The definition of a gypsy is a member of a tribe of people found throughout the world who has no permanent home or someone who shares this wandering lifestyle.

An example of gypsy is those who travel with a carnival.

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A member of a nomadic Caucasoid people with dark skin and black hair, found throughout the world and believed to have originated in India: they are conventionally known as metalworkers, musicians, fortunetellers, etc.
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(rare) To wander or live like a Gypsy.
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A dancer in the chorus of a musical show.
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Of, like, or characteristic of the Gypsies or their language or culture.
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One who follows an itinerant or otherwise unconventional career or way of life, especially:
  • A part-time or temporary member of a college faculty.
  • A member of the chorus line in a theater production.
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A person whose appearance or habits are like those of a Gypsy.
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(informal) Unlicensed or nonunion.

A gypsy plumber.

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A member of any of various traditionally itinerant groups unrelated to the Romani.
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Origin of gypsy

  • Alteration of Middle English gypcian short for Egipcien Egyptian (so called because the Romani people were thought to have come from Egypt)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition