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GYPSY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Gypsy mean? 

GYPSY (noun)
  The noun GYPSY has 3 senses:

1. a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
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)
3. the Indic language of the Gypsies

  Familiarity information: GYPSY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GYPSY (noun)


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Meaning:

A laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gipsy; gypsy; itinerant

Context example:

itinerant traders

Hypernyms ("gypsy" is a kind of...):

jack; laborer; labourer; manual laborer (someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gypsy"):

swagger; swaggie; swagman (an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work)

tinker (formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living)


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Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Rommany; Romany; Romani; Roma; Bohemian; Gypsy; Gipsy

Hypernyms ("Gypsy" is a kind of...):

Indian (a native or inhabitant of India)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Gypsy"):

gitana (a Spanish female Gypsy)

gitano (a Spanish male Gypsy)


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Meaning:

The Indic language of the Gypsies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Romany; Gypsy

Hypernyms ("Gypsy" is a kind of...):

Sanskrit; Sanskritic language ((Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes)


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