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Noun: gypsy  jip-see
  1. A labourer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    "gypsy traders";
    - itinerant, gipsy
Noun: Gypsy  jip-see
  1. The Indic language of the Gypsies
    - Romany
     
  2. 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)
    - Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemian, traveller [Brit]

Derived forms: Gypsies, gypsies

Type of: Indian, jack, laborer [US], labourer [Brit, Cdn], manual laborer [US], manual labourer [Brit, Cdn], Sanskrit, Sanskritic language

Encyclopedia: Gypsy, Kentucky