- a Gypsy man or boy.
Origin of Rom
1835–45; < Romany: a married man; compare Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma a low-caste minstrel
- computer memory in which program instructions, operating procedures, or other data are permanently stored, generally on electronic chips during manufacture, and that ordinarily cannot be changed by the user.
Origin of ROM
- roman (printing type).
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Examples from the Web for rom
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I was watching basketball on TV with my 14-year-old son Jesse, who is a Rom adopted at age 4½ from an orphanage in Bulgaria.The New Movie Parents Hate
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Often they wished to go to a place, but were prevented, as Paul writes, Rom.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
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In English gypsy, the same words are expressed by Rom, romni, and romnipen.
You know that no Gorgios are so long-winded on genealogies as old mothers in Rom.
And Rom was the general slang of the road, and it came from the Roms or Trablūs.
On Sunday morning he occupied the pulpit, preaching from Rom.Deaconesses in Europe
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- a male Gypsy
- read only memory: a storage device that holds data permanently and cannot in normal circumstances be altered by the programmer
- roman (type)
- Romance (languages)
- Bible Romans
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Word Origin and History for rom
"male gypsy," 1841, see Romany.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Short for read-only memory. Computer hardware that stores programs or data that cannot be added to, modified, or deleted. ROM does not require power to maintain its contents, and is often used to save instructions that enable the computer's operating system to communicate with other hardware.
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