"gypsy," 1834, from Spanish Gitano, from Vulgar Latin *Ægyptanus "Egyptian" (see Gypsy). The fem. is gitana. The French form of the feminine, gitane, was used as the name of a brand of cigarettes (1933) and has come to be used for French cigarettes generally.
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Historical Examples of gitano
A bystander asked me whether I could speak the Gitano language.The Bible in Spain
I would give much to see the Gitano who could devise such a stroke.The Firebrand
S. R. Crockett
The effect of this measure is marked, though the gitano survives.
The gitano caste in Spain were at one time estimated at 60,000.
Its an idyllic life that the Gitano and the Romany-Chiel leads, or at least the poet would have us think so.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces