A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.
- 1 [Coc] sauce; (de jugo de carne) gravy darle una salsa a algn (Arg) [familiar/colloquial] to slaughter sb [colloquial/familiar], to thrash sb [colloquial/familiar] estar en su (propia) salsa to be in one's element preferir la salsa a los caracoles to prefer the trimmings to the turkey