Definición de gypsy en inglés:

gypsy

Saltos de línea: gypsy
Pronunciación: /ˈdʒɪpsi
 
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(also gipsy)

sustantivo (plural gypsies)

  • 1 (usually Gypsy) A member of a travelling people with dark skin and hair, traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • But then, with the growing interest in gypsies, and in fortune-telling, many gypsies stopped travelling to become showmen.
    • Many Romany gypsies and Irish travellers have since been unable to find suitable sites and have occupied land without planning permission.
    • The history of Romany gipsies and Irish travellers in Yorkshire is a long and turbulent one - and conflict with locals and the authorities is nothing new.
  • 2 informal A nomadic or free-spirited person: why should she choose to wander the world with a penniless gypsy like me?
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    • Depending upon the circumstances, a gypsy may retain his nomadic habit of life even though he is not travelling for the time being.
    • It's why I have no difficulty with Carmen: even if I was not free, I understood her because I have a gypsy, nomadic side.
    • He felt a certain sense of dread slowly creep over him as he watched her move to sit with another group of the nomadic gypsies.

Derivativos

gypsyish

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He blew a gypsyish tangle of dark hair from his eyes and picked up his fag from where it was perched.
  • From his gypsyish complexion, the boy was thought to be Welsh.
  • What results is a continent of gypsyish blues, punctuated by eclectic folk influences.

Origen

mid 16th century: originally gipcyan, short for Egyptian (because Gypsies were popularly supposed to have come from Egypt).

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