(Let's clear up a little ignorance, shall we?)
noun- 1. a person of Romani descent. The Roma never referred to themselves as gypsies; this is actually a misnomer, in the same way that Columbus saw the Native Americas and mistakenly called them Indian. The name gypsy comes from Latin-speakers who thought they fit the dark-skinned idea of Egyptians. True romani are not thieves or social scum, but have been prosecuted for centuries as such. In fact, during the Holocaust, they were exterminated in the same way that Slavs & Jews were. Still, for what ever reason, the stigmas and stereotypes still exist. Real roma reside in many countries such as England, Spain, Italy, and some eastern bloc countries. The only reason why so many Romani live in ghettos is because of overt racism. Because they have been persecuted for so long, there aren't any roma rights groups, and as such, the cycle of poverty persists.
2. The other group called 'gypsy' aren't gypsies at all. They are actually 'Irish Travellers' and thought of as an ethnic group in the UK, though the Irish government doesn't consider them as such. They are known for being lazy, disgusting, inbred thieves who resort to all types of faggotry in order make cash. Their cunt activities include but are not limited to: theft- (car, shoe, clothing, misc); tarmacking one's driveway for some unknown and probably retarded reason, breaking & entering the residences of retired old people, and much more. Biologists believe that these so called gypsies scent mark and will attack anyone who does not smell as putrid as they do. The natural enemy of the pikey is taxes- so much as mentioning the dreaded word will send them running away in hordes, not to mention soiling their already questionable pants. Typical pikey attire includes cheap shirts, track suits, stolen trainers, and whatever they can steal off someones back, regardless if it fits or not. They lack a language and instead, communicate through a series of guttural snorts, snarls, and spits that is produced by grinding the English language down to the gritty dregs and adding a dollop of mutilated Irish. Avoid at all costs. The only effective way to get rid of a pikey infestation is to hose down the grotty little creatures with soap, mouthwash, holy water and force them to get a job.
verb- To steal or in any other way, behave like a 'gypsy pike'
adjective- indicative of lecherous traits; prone to theft and often precedding the word 'traveller' and synonymous with 'scum'
That gypsy pike stole my lawn chair!
Have a looka at that gypsy broad- shes got more rings than she does fingers!
The Kalderash clan from romania are a productive, hard working family of respected blacksmiths- not the filth they're portrayed as!