gitano

noun
gi·​ta·​no | \ hēˈtä(ˌ)nō \
plural -s

Definition of gitano

: a Spanish male gypsy

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History and Etymology for gitano

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gitano. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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