plural -s
: a Spanish male gypsy

Word History


Spanish, probably modification of (assumed) Medieval Latin aegyptanus, from Latin Aegyptus Egypt, country in northeastern Africa formerly reputed to be the homeland of the gypsies (from Greek Aigyptos) + -anus -an

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“Gitano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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