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/ˈɡɔːdʒəʊ; -dʒɪəʊ/
noun (pl) -gios
(sometimes not capital) a word used by Gypsies for a non-Gypsy
Word Origin
from Romany
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  • Hell, so that's what you've learned in the gorgio world, is it?

  • Fortune-telling is a resource to some extent, but even this is meddled with by the gorgio and his laws.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • What a gipsy most dislikes is the feeling that his “gorgio” interlocutor is thinking about him; for, alas!

    Old Familiar Faces Theodore Watts-Dunton
  • (She laughed to herself at the conceit) and married, like a gorgio bride, all in white!

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • He said he was brought up with the gorgio and basket-maker Fulcher, who followed the caravan.

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • Not only baffled in his search, but lost, like an overfed gorgio, on the moor.

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • How could she be in love with this man she had seen but a few times—this gorgio.

  • For a Romany woman who marries a gorgio the penalty is death.

    Theodore Watts-Dunton James Douglas
  • All Jethro realized was that the man who stood in his way, the big, rich, masterful gorgio was there.

  • You do not talk like a Romany, but like a gorgio of the schools.

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