Gypsey

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gypsey A gypsy. See Gypsy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gypsey one of a wandering race, originally from India, now scattered over Europe: one with a dark complexion: a sly, roguish woman
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Egyptian, because once supposed to come from Egypt.

Usage

In literature:

But we could have borne all this, had not a fortune-telling gypsey come to raise us into perfect sublimity.
"The Vicar of Wakefield" by Oliver Goldsmith
No, it was not Velasco; it was some one else, a gypsey in a rakish costume.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
Gypsey women never use a cradle, nor even possess such a piece of furniture.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
I hardly knew how long I'd been there, when a little gypsey girl stood at my side, offering a nosegay.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
His plan was the offspring of beautiful design, and not the gypsey child of chance or circumstance.
"Calvert and Penn" by Brantz Mayer
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