- Word History
|part of speech:
||a member of a group of wandering people who came from India long ago. Gypsies are now found throughout the world.
||(lower case) one thought of as acting like a Gypsy.
She lives like a gypsy because her job requires so much travelling.
Wandering people in Britain who were believed to come from Egypt were called Gypsies
. They were actually the Romany people from northwestern India.