Rommany

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rommany a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rommany See Romany.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rommany a gipsy: the language of the gipsies
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gipsy, rom, man.

Usage

In literature:

You want two things, brother: mother sense, and gentle Rommany.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
They very soon catch a poor Rommany wench who tells fortunes, and she goes to gaol for three months.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
A Rommany Chal would wish to live for ever!
"The Pocket George Borrow" by George Borrow
There are a very few Rommany words in this vocabulary, but then it should be remembered that there are some Arabic words in Rommany.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
You want two things, brother: mother sense, and gentle Rommany.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Ye are no longer Rommany.
"Souvenir of the George Borrow Celebration Norwich, July 5th, 1913" by James Hooper
You want two things, brother: mother sense, and gentle Rommany.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Do you speak Rommany?
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
You want two things, brother: mother sense and gentle Rommany.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Some of the Rommany gipsies, from Grenada, had camped on the ground, and Lucy was dying to have her fortune told.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
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