member of a nomadic people originally from India
of or pertaining to the Gypsy people; of or pertaining to the language of the Gypsy people
Romany, language of the Gypsy people
\gyp"sy\, or gipsy moth \gip"sy, moth\ ]. a tussock moth (ocneria dispar) native of the old world, but accidentally introduced into eastern massachusetts about 1869, where its caterpillars have done great damage to fruit, shade, and forest trees of many kinds. the male gypsy moth is yellowish brown, the female white, and larger than the male. in both sexes the wings are marked by dark lines and a dark lunule. the caterpillars, when full-grown, have a grayish mottled appearance, with blue tubercles on the anterior and red tubercles on the posterior part of the body, all giving rise to long yellow and black hairs. they usually pupate in july and the moth appears in august. the eggs are laid on tree trunks, rocks, etc., and hatch in the spring.gypsy
\gyp"sy\ (?), v. i. to play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods. mostly. gyp"sy*ing, vb. n.gypsy
\gyp"sy\ (?), n.; pl. gypsies (#). [oe. gypcyan, f. gyptien egyptian, gypsy, l. aegyptius. see egyptian.] [also spelled gipsy and gypsey.] 1.
one of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from india, entered europe in 14th or 15th centry, and are now scattered over turkey, russia, hungary, spain, england, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. cf. bohemian, romany. like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose, beguiled me to the very heart of loss. 2.
the language used by the gypsies. 3.
a dark-complexioned person. 4.
a cunning or crafty person [collog.]gypsy
\gyp"sy\ a. pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.gypsy
hat, a woman's or child's broad-brimmed hat, usually of straw or felt.gypsy
winch, a small winch, which may be operated by a crank, or by a ratchet and pawl through a lever working up and down.
gypsy moth gypsy winch
may refer to:
- Gypsy (term), an English term for Romani or other groups with a traditionally itinerant lifestyle
- Romani, a traditionally nomadic ethnic group of South Asian origin
- Sri Lankan Gypsies, an ethnic group from Sri Lanka of South Asian origin
- Banjara, a class of nomadic people in South Asia
- Dom, an ethnic group, mostly of South Asian origin
- Domba, an ethnic group in India
- Lyuli, an ethnic group in Central Asia
- Lom, an ethnic group in Turkey and Armenia
- Travellers and other traditionally itinerant groups in Europe, mostly of European ethnic origin
- Irish Travellers, a traditionally itinerant group, mostly of Irish/British origin
- Norwegian Travellers, a traditionally itinerant group, mostly of Norwegian origin
- Scottish Travellers, a number of diverse, unrelated communities in Scotland, mostly of Scottish/British origin
- Yeniche people, a traditionally nomadic group in Western and Central Europe, mostly of Swiss/German/French origin
- Sea Gypsies, several Southeast Asian nomadic groups living on houseboats
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A language related to the North Indo-Aryan (Indic) languages, spoken on all five continents by Gypsies, who are generally considered by physical anthropologists to be of Indian origin. The main concentrations of Romany speakers are in eastern Europe.
1. a member of a nomadic people originating in northern India and now living on all continents
(synonym) Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Roma, Bohemian
2. the Indic language of the Gypsies
(hypernym) Sanskrit, Sanskritic language
If you dream of visiting a gypsy camp, you will have an offer of importance and will investigate the standing of the parties to your disadvantage.
For a woman to have a gypsy tell her fortune, is an omen of a speedy and unwise marriage. If she is already married, she will be unduly jealous of her husband.
For a man to hold any conversation with a gypsy, he will be likely to lose valuable property.
To dream of trading with a gypsy, you will lose money in speculation. This dream denotes that material pleasures are the biggest items in your life.
1) An independent truck operator who drives his own truck and secures freight wherever he can. 2) One who trip leases to authorized carriers. (ATA1)
To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods.
The language used by the gypsies.
One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in 14th or 15th centry, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.
A dark-complexioned person.
A cunning or crafty person
Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.
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