A nomadic people who originated in the region between India and Iran and who migrated to Europe in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Most now live in Europe and the United States. Their language is called Romany. Thousands were murdered in the holocaust.
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The 200 other Roma, known pejoratively as “gypsies,” had fled the camp by Monday, police told French media.France Decries Attack That Left Roma Teen in a Coma|Lizzie Crocker|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Europe today, walls are going up everywhere to keep the Roma, also known as ‘gypsies’, firmly shut out.
He recalls calling a meeting when “American Gypsies were flooding in by the carload” to Milwaukee.
It begins: “The gypsies are coming, the old people say, To buy little children and take them away.”
"I've no time for the Roma gypsies," said one who was cleaning his car.Blonde Child Reunited With Roma Family After Irish Police Blunder|Tom Sykes|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is nobody under thirty so dead but his heart will stir a little at sight of a gypsies' camp.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
They are never performed except by gypsies, in their own quarter of Seville, and are now generally gotten up as a show for money.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Take his first meeting with Gypsies in the green lane near Norman Cross.Lavengro|George Borrow
To the storm-stayed shows came the gypsies in great numbers.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
It is simply the way that Sector Headquarters feels about Gypsies.No Moving Parts|Murray F. Yaco