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Gyp·sy also *Gip·sy*  (jps)
/n./ /pl./ *Gyp·sies* also *Gip·sies*
*1. * A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from
northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America
and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their
traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romany
language.
*2. * See Romany.
*3. * *gypsy* One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life.
*4. * A person who moves from place to place as required for employment,
especially:
*a. * A part-time or temporary member of a college faculty.
*b. * A member of the chorus line in a theater production.
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[Alteration of Middle English gypcian, short for Egipcien, /Egyptian (so
called because Gypsies were thought to have come from Egypt)/.]

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Gypsy, *Gipsy* [ˈdʒɪpsɪ]
/n/ /pl/ *-sies* /(sometimes not capital)/
*1.* (Social Science / Peoples)
*a.*  a member of a people scattered throughout Europe and North America,
who maintain a nomadic way of life in industrialized societies. They
migrated from NW India from about the 9th century onwards
*b.*  (/as modifier/) a Gypsy fortune-teller
*2.* (Linguistics / Languages) the language of the Gypsies; Romany
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** Gypsy **

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Look up /*Gypsy*/, /*gyp*/, /*gypsie*/, or /*gypsy*/ in Wiktionary, the
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*Gypsy* may refer to:

*Contents*

· 1 Ethnic groups
· 2 Literature
· 3 Stage and screen
· 4 Music

· 4.1 Songs

· 5 Transport
· 6 People
· 7 Places
· 8 Other uses
· 9 See also

*Ethnic groups[edit]*

· Gypsy (term), an English term for Romani people

· Romani people, a widely dispersed ethnic group living mostly in Europe

· Sri Lankan Gypsy people, an ethnic group from Sri Lanka who trace their
origins in India centuries ago
· Scottish Gypsy and Traveller groups, a number of diverse, unrelated
communities in Scotland
· Banjara, a class of nomadic people from India and Pakistan
· Dom people, an Indo-Aryan ethnic group

· Lyuli, a Dom subgroup from Central Asia

· Irish Travellers, a traditionally itinerant people of ethnic Irish
origin
· Lom people, an ethnic group from East Anatolia and Armenia
· Yeniche people, nomadic people living mostly in Germany, Austria,
Switzerland and France

*Literature[edit]*

· Gypsy (comics), a DC Comics character
· /The Gypsy/ (novel), by Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm
· /The Gypsies/ (poem), by Alexander Pushkin
· /Gypsy: A Memoir/, by Gypsy Rose Lee
· /Gypsies/, a novel by Robert Charles Wilson

*Stage and screen[edit]*

· /Gypsy/ (1929 play), a Broadway three act play written by Maxwell
Anderson
· /Gypsy/ (1962 film), a musical starring Rosalind Russell
· /Gypsy/ (1993 film), a musical starring Bette Midler
· /Gypsy/ (2011 film), a Slovakian drama
· Gypsy (/Mystery Science Theater 3000/), one of the robot characters on
the television series /Mystery Science Theater 3000/
· /Gypsy: A Musical Fable/, a 1959 stage musical

*Music[edit]*


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy

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