A Gypsy; esp., a Hungarian Gypsy.
Origin of tzigane
- From the Hungarian cigÃ¡ny, which entered English via French. The Hungarian derives from Byzantine Greek Ï„ÏƒÎ¹Î³Î³Î¬Î½Î¿Ï‚ (tsingÃ¡nos, “Gypsy"). Cognate to Italian zigano and Spanish cÃngaro. More broadly, also cognate to German Zigeuner, Italian zingaro, Portuguese cigano, Polish Cygan, Czech CikÃ¡n, Russian Ñ†Ñ‹Ð³Ð°Ð½.