- Word Combinations (noun), Word History
|part of speech:
||one of a nomadic people, originally from India, now found throughout the world.
||the language of these people; Romany.
||(l.c.) one regarded as looking or behaving like a Gypsy.
Wandering people in Britain who were believed to come from Egypt were called Gypsies
. They were actually the Romany people from northwestern India.