gipsy


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  • noun

Synonyms for gipsy

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

References in classic literature ?
I have seen a gipsy vagabond; she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell.
If you please, miss, the gipsy declares that there is another young single lady in the room who has not been to her yet, and she swears she will not go till she has seen all.
As the young gipsy's little holiday came to an end, I turned with a sigh upon my way; and here, while still on the subject, may I remark on the curious fact that probably Borrow has lived and died without a single gipsy having heard of him, just as the expertest anglers know nothing of Izaak Walton.
The gipsy is a tough, active fellow, but not very skilful with his weapon, so that Joe's weight and strength tell in a minute; he is too heavy metal for him.
THEY must put up with the man with the piebald hair, and the gipsy complexion-- or they would get no doctoring at all.
As the travellers had observed that day many indications of their drawing nearer and nearer to the race town, such as gipsy camps, carts laden with gambling booths and their appurtenances, itinerant showmen of various kinds, and beggars and trampers of every degree, all wending their way in the same direction, Mr Codlin was fearful of finding the accommodations forestalled; this fear increasing as he diminished the distance between himself and the hostelry, he quickened his pace, and notwithstanding the burden he had to carry, maintained a round trot until he reached the threshold.
1 The discovery of snatched Maria is in the same area as the sighting of a blond boy at a gipsy camp in 1995.
Anxious to grab a slice of the off-road, military and agricultural sales being gained by the Land Rover, Austin swept in with Gipsy which looked a bit like its competitor but featured steel bodywork rather than aluminium which was its downfall as it rusted in extreme and farmyard conditions.
But, in the last 20 years, organised crime has taken over and, since 2007, when Romania joined the EU, gipsy children have been trafficked and exploited on a much larger scale.
He migrated to New Zealand as an 18-year-old then returned to Britain to buy his first plane, a de Havilland Gipsy Moth.
The Rt Rev David Walker, Bishop of Dudley within the Worcester Diocese and a prime mover behind the report, places the discrimination faced by travelling communities in context: "Society has romanticised the life of the gipsy, travelling the land with no ties, undertaking seasonal labour on the farms.
Mr Hill pledged new powers to remove unauthorised gipsy sites and increased funding for local authorities to set up new residential sites.
He accused the authorities of giving and withdrawing his gipsy status as it suits them.
Music North is organising a day of music events as part of the two-week Newcastle/Gateshead Gipsy Festival celebrating gipsy culture.
2 In 1996, prisoner Andonis Bedzios told police Ben was being held by a gipsy family.