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romany Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 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)
    Gipsy; Romani; Rommany; Gypsy; Bohemian; Roma.
  2. noun the Indic language of the Gypsies
  3. adjective of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture
    • Romani nomads
    • Romany folk songs
    • a Gypsy fortune-teller

Rom"a*ny noun
Gypsy romano, romani, adj., gypsy; cf. rom husband.
  1. A gypsy.
  2. The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies. Written also Rommany.

Webster 1913