gypsy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gypsy \Gyp"sy\ (j[i^]p"s[y^]), v. i.
   To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods. Mostly,
   Gyp"sy*ing, vb. n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gypsy \Gyp"sy\ (j[i^]p"s[y^]), n.; pl. Gypsies
   (j[i^]p"s[i^]z). [OE. Gypcyan, F. ['e]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 the 14th or 15th century,
      and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain,
      England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling,
      horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian, Romany.
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            Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose,
            Beguiled me to the very heart of loss. --Shak.
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   2. The language used by the gypsies.
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   3. A dark-complexioned person. --Shak.
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   4. A cunning or crafty person. [Colloq.] --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gypsy \Gyp"sy\ a.
   Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.
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   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.
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