gypsy

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Synonyms for gypsy

Synonyms for gypsy

a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling

the Indic language of the Gypsies

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Dale Farm residents have much support, mainly from unlikely sources who are not expected to support Irish gipsies.
As homes have become investments, commuters moved into villages and with land a valuable asset to be owned, gipsies and travellers are sometimes seen as a problem by the settled community.
But John Wilson, Novas' assistant director for gipsy and traveller services, said: ``Keith Hill is entirely correct when he says local authorities should take pro active steps to delivering authorised sites for gipsies and travellers.
Mr Berry, who lives with his wife Florence and six children on the site, may lose the protection given other gipsies because he no longer follows the nomadic lifestyle.
The Commission for Racial Equality launched an impassioned defence yesterday of the rights of gipsies and travellers as controversy mounted over Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's plans to instruct councils to provide more sites for them.
SOCIAL enterprise charity Novas today welcomed a report calling for action to combat discrimination against planning applications made by gipsies and travellers.
A TEST case involving a North Wales family and their local council has ruled gipsies are no longer gipsies when they stop travelling.
Mike Berry may not be entitled to the protection granted to other gipsies because he no longer follows the nomadic lifestyle.
Around 100 gipsies wreaked havoc after setting up an illegal camp near Old Station Road in South Bank in January.
An inquiry into the way gipsies and other travellers are treated by town halls and the police has been launched by the Government's race watchdog.
LEGAL proceedings to evict gipsies from sites in Coventry and Warwickshire could fall foul of a change in European case law which has granted gipsies the same rights as council tenants.
Again this year, hundreds of gipsies travelling to the agricultural showpiece will be forced to camp illegally on roadsides and in fields, claim their leaders.
Historically, Wychavon's rural landscape has attracted gipsies for seasonal produce labour.
This halcyon conclusion however is a total contradiction of a recent TV programme exposing the plight of Czech gipsies.
GIPSIES encamped on land in Bulkington are refusing to celebrate Wednesday's decision by a judge to let them stay until the results of a public inquiry in March.