gypsy gypsy  /ˈdʒɪp si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
  2. (n) 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)
  3. (n) the Indic language of the Gypsies

Usage(s):

  1. Fifty years ago, a gypsy boy of 17, with honeyed voice and horny hands, found God in the boom-diddy-boom of Salvation Army drums in the East London slums.
  2. She ushered in gypsy skirts, embroidered silk blouses and accompanying shawls.
  3. The gypsy moth, a European immigrant that defoliates forests in New England and is threatening the Middle West from a beachhead near Detroit, may soon be undone by synthetic sex.

News

  1. Faking out gypsy moths in SW Virginia

    Pheromone flakes confuse gypsy moths Pilots were ready to drop specially scented pellets in parts of Southwest Virginia Tuesday. The hope is to slow the spread of the "all- eating' gypsy moth.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WDBJ 7 Roanoke

  2. Gypsy Moth Infestation in Allegany State Park

    BUFFALO, NY - Fuzzy, black caterpillars are covering trees in the southern tier. The insects have been identified as Gypsy Moths , an invasive species that defoliates trees and shrubs.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  3. Gypsy Moth Invasion

    BUFFALO, NY - Fuzzy, black caterpillars are covering trees in the southern tier. The insects have been identified as Gypsy Moths , an invasive species that defoliates trees and shrubs.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

Quotes

  1. "The idea of being tied down for a whole year challenged my sense of an actor as a gypsy," said Kathryn Hays, who in 1972 returned to New York from California to take the role of Kim Hughes.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Kathryn Hays Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "I'm never going to retire. I'm a gypsy at heart," Parton said. "I hope I fall dead right there on stage during a song _ hopefully one I've written."
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Dolly Parton Source: FOXNews

  3. The identity card plan is good, "even for our own children, because it would have been racist just to have taken fingerprints from Gypsy children", Casini said.
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Pier Ferdinando Casini Source: The Age

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