verb \ˈjip-sē\

Definition of GYPSY

intransitive verb
:  to live or roam like a Gypsy

First Known Use of GYPSY

circa 1627

Rhymes with GYPSY


noun \ˈjip-sē\

: a member of a group of people who originally came from northern India and now live mostly in Asia, Europe, and North America

plural Gypsies

Full Definition of GYPSY

:  a member of a traditionally itinerant people who originated in northern India and now live chiefly in south and southwest Asia, Europe, and North America
:  romany 2
not capitalized :  one that resembles a Gypsy; especially :  wanderer

Origin of GYPSY

by shortening & alteration from Egyptian
First Known Use: 1537

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

Rhymes with GYPSY


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