noun, plural Gyp·sies.
Origin of Gypsy
Examples from the Web for gypsies
I see the 'gypsies' are coming out in the Colonial, which will have a vast sale.George Borrow and His Circle|Clement King Shorter
British Dictionary definitions for gypsies
noun plural -sies (sometimes not capital)
- 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
- (as modifier)a Gypsy fortune-teller
Derived FormsGypsydom or Gipsydom, nounGypsyhood or Gipsyhood, nounGypsyish or Gipsyish, adjectiveGypsy-like or Gipsy-like, adjective
Word Origin for Gypsy
Culture definitions for gypsies
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.