noun, plural gyp·sies.
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I actually found it quite pleasurable, and it prepared me for this strange, gypsy lifestyle of an actor.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The family held together in the gypsy jet stream that is military life.
The son of a schoolteacher and a bookkeeper, Hoskins had gypsy blood in him from his Romani grandmother.Remembering Bob Hoskins, the Burly British Star of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Who Died at 71|Lorenza Muñoz|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With three others, they now constitute the San Miguel Five and play a combination of Afro-Latin, classical, and gypsy jazz.
Her moniker in headlines quickly transformed to “Mystery Gypsy.”American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back|Nina Strochlic|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was a thin, dark-eyed creature, with a gypsy face and a quantity of gray hair wound about on the top of her head.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
Her gypsy face shone radiant out of her black cloth hood, and Ronald's was no less luminous.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Besides a tarantass, drawn by good Siberian horses, will always go faster than a gypsy cart!Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
But the stars and the Gypsy brethren forbid the banns, so they part eternally.
Which is a pity; a Gypsy Quakeress would be a charming fancy.
British Dictionary definitions for gypsy
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