Definition of gorgio in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːdʒɪəʊ/

noun (plural gorgios)

The Gypsy name for a non-Gypsy.
Example sentences
  • They do not object to the gorgios looking on, but they would rather they did not join in the merriment.
  • I had no education and no knowledge of ‘gorgio’ civilisation, and I grew up wild as the birds, frolicsome as the lambs, and as difficult to catch as the rabbits.
  • To say that all Travellers are thieves would be the same as saying that all gorgios (non-Travellers) are murderers because a few of them have committed murder.


From Romany gorjo.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gor¦gio

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.