noun, plural Rom·a·nies.
Examples from the Web for romany
Like common Gipsies, these reverend Romany require their hands to be crossed with silver.Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)|Various
The fact that his mother had belonged to one of the leading Romany tribes Phillips found greatly to his advantage.Hard Pressed|Fred M. White
She is a Romany: she belongs to the Romany people; I will find a way.The World For Sale, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Romany was a quiet chap after all, and the chaps had no right to chyack him.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
And coin kerdo tute cambri, Miry dearie chi, miry Romany chi?The Romany Rye|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for romany
- another name for a Gypsy
- (as modifier)Romany customs
Word Origin for Romany
Word Origin and History for romany
"a gypsy; the Gypsy language," 1812, romani, fem. of romano (adj.) "Gypsy," from rom, the Romany word for "man, husband, male, Gypsy" (plural roma), from Sanskrit domba-s ("with initial cerebral d, which confuses with r" [Klein]) "male member of a low caste of musicians."