Gypsy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gyp"sy
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  1. One of a vagabond race, whose tribes, coming originally from India, entered Europe in the 14th or 15th century, and are now scattered over Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Spain, England, etc., living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering, etc. Cf. Bohemian Romany."Like a right gypsy, hath, at fast and loose, Beguiled me to the very heart of loss." [Shak.]
  2. The language used by the gypsies.
  3. A dark-complexioned person.
  4. A cunning or crafty person.(Colloq)

Etymology: OE. Gypcyan, F. Ć©gyptien Egyptian, gypsy, L. Aegyptius. See Egyptian

adjective Gyp"sy
Pertaining to, or suitable for, gypsies.
verb Gyp"sy
To play the gypsy; to picnic in the woods.
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  1. The Indic language of the Gypsies
  2. A person who resembles a Gypsy in leading an unconventional, nomadic way of life
  3. 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)
  4. A laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
Wiktionary

From Middle English Gipcyan, Gypcyan (Gyptian), from Old French gyptien. Short for Egyptian, from Latin aegyptius, because when they first appeared in England in the sixteenth century they were wrongly believed to have come from Egypt. The Albanian term Evgit, Greek γύφτος (gýftos), Italian zazza' and Spanish gitano have the same origin.

The other major categories of words for the Roma are cognates of Rom (words related to the Romani people's autonyms) and cognates of tzigane (words derived from Greek); see those entries for more information.

  1. (rare, sometimes offensive) The language .
  2. (sometimes offensive) A member of the Romani people, or one of it sub-groups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc).
  3. A member of other nomadic peoples, not only of the Romani people; a traveller. Alternative spelling of gypsy

Notable Persons Named Gypsy

Gypsy is a comics character.

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Gypsy Rose Lee was an actress, author, playwright, dancer, and entertainer. She was most active from 1928 to present. Gypsy was given the name Rose Louise Hovick on January 8th, 1911 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. She passed away on April 26th, 1970.

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Gypsy is also known as The San Mateo Slasher.

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Gypsy was born on December 2nd, 1933 in Puerto Rico. Gypsy is also known as Melendez, Gilberto; Madrid, Jan; Madrid, Gene; Aztec Joe; Blue Inferno; Inferno I; Grande Pistolero, and El.

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Gypsy Boots was a fitness pioneer actor and writer. Gypsy was given the name Robert Bootzin on August 19th, 1914 in San Francisco. Gypsy is also known as Boots Bootzin and Gypsy Boots. He passed away on August 8th, 2004.

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Gypsy Abbott was a silent film actress. Gypsy was born on January 31st, 1896 in United States. Gypsy is also known as Gypsie Abbott, Abbott, and Gypsie. She breathed her last breath on July 25th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gypsy

Gypsy is a comics character.

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Noname Gypsy is a hip hop music poet and rapping. They plays Vocals and Human voice. Noname was given the name Fatimah Warner on September 18th, 1991 in Chicago.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 6 6 0
1901 5 5 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 6 6 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 9 9 0
1918 9 9 0
1919 7 7 0
1920 5 5 0
1921 11 11 0
1922 9 9 0
1923 6 6 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 11 11 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 19 19 0
1935 17 17 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 10 10 0
1939 15 15 0
1940 14 14 0
1941 10 10 0
1942 14 14 0
1943 10 10 0
1944 13 13 0
1945 15 15 0
1946 7 7 0
1947 16 16 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 5 5 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 7 7 0
1956 9 9 0
1958 6 6 0
1961 12 12 0
1964 7 7 0
1966 7 7 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 13 13 0
1971 24 24 0
1972 17 17 0
1973 27 27 0
1974 29 29 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 28 28 0
1977 15 15 0
1978 15 15 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 26 26 0
1981 21 21 0
1982 21 21 0
1983 15 15 0
1984 11 11 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 9 9 0
1988 14 14 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 10 10 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 15 15 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 14 14 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 14 14 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 16 16 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 18 18 0
2008 19 19 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 13 13 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 12 12 0
2014 21 21 0
2015 26 26 0
2016 21 21 0
2017 19 19 0
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Fun Facts about the name Gypsy

  • How Popular is the name Gypsy? Gypsy is the 8,937th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gypsy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,304 babies born with the first name Gypsy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gypsy to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gypsy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gypsy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gypsy is Monday, July 28th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Gypsy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gypsy was in 1974 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Random Gypsy Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gypsy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Gypsy: Your name in reverse order is Yspyg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sypyg. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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