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Gipsy

[jip-see] /ˈdʒɪp si/
noun, plural Gipsies, adjective
1.
Also, gipsy.
Related forms
gipsydom, noun
gipsyesque, gipsyish, gipsylike, gipseian, adjective
gipsyhood, noun
gipsyism, noun
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Gipsy

/ˈdʒɪpsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
(sometimes not capital) a variant spelling of Gypsy
Derived Forms
Gipsyish, adjective
Gipsydom, noun
Gipsyhood, noun
Gipsy-like, adjective

Gypsy

/ˈdʒɪpsɪ/
noun (sometimes not capital) (pl) -sies
1.
  1. a member of a people scattered throughout Europe and North America, who maintain a nomadic way of life in industrialized societies. They migrated from NW India from about the 9th century onwards
  2. (as modifier): a Gypsy fortune-teller
2.
the language of the Gypsies; Romany
3.
a person who looks or behaves like a Gypsy
Derived Forms
Gypsydom, Gipsydom, noun
Gypsyhood, Gipsyhood, noun
Gypsyish, Gipsyish, adjective
Gypsy-like, Gipsy-like, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Egyptian, since they were thought to have come originally from Egypt
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Word Origin and History for Gipsy

gipsy

alternative spelling of gypsy.

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