plural -nies or -nis
another name for a Gypsy
(as modifier): Romany customs
the language of the Gypsies, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family, but incorporating extensive borrowings from local European languages. Most of its 250 000 speakers are bilingual. It is extinct in Britain
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How to use Romany in a sentence
They are fearless and without religion, save superstition, and they talk only their own varieties of the Romany tongue.Dracula | Bram Stoker
Petuléngro, farrier, the esoteric Romany name of the Smith family.Lavengro | George Borrow
First of all I made her give me a good bit of bacon, and then I began to mumble a few words in Romany.
I have surely said enough to give the readers of Carmen a favourable idea of my Romany studies.
In the Spanish Romany the verbs are all conjugated on the model of the first conjugation of the Castilian verbs.