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While normally considered a racial slur, the word "gypsy" (in the US) refers to a person of Romani heritage. As with all cultures and groups, there are good and bad. They should not all be lumped into one group.

I have met Rom that have stolen from my store, and I have met many Rom that have been wonderful, paying customers for years. You simply cannot blame an entire race of people for the misdeeds of a few. Are all whites bad? No. All blacks? No.

The Romani in the US are not ethnically similar to the "Chav" or "Travellers" in the UK. At least in the US, the Romani that I have met dress very modestly, and are not bad people. They tend to have strong family values, and they take it very seriously.
I am a Gadji (non-Rom) person, and I feel that alot of the definitions of "Gypsy" are offensive.
by AuntieCracker March 03, 2011
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Descendant of the original Indian travellers who arrived in Western Europe after the downfall of the Byzantine empire in the 15th Century. The called themselves the 'Lords of Little Egypt' which contracted to Egyptians, Gyptians and eventually Gypsies or Gyppos. Little Egypt was the name given to the area we now call Turkey.
My mother said
I never should
play with the Gypsies
in the wood
by klidenengro January 30, 2004
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Rom nomad. Sometimes considered a derogatory term.
"I'm part gypsy somewhere way back."
by Qit February 23, 2004
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Irish gypsies are calling themselves Romany. This give true Romany folk a bad name, when most are actually hard working and honest. Irish 'travellers' are con artists, rip off merchants, blaggers, thieves, and bullies. The kids are worse than the adults!! True Romany gypsies often get the blame for being theiving pikey scum, when they havent done anything. Sadly, they're a dying breed, with most living in houses now after being attacked and persecuted. Yet the Irish are still going strong...
Irish gypsy people are scum, liars, thieves, bullies, chavs!
by Romany Roberts August 23, 2007
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Nomadic people who travel europe doing performance arts.
Gypsies came to town and performed traditional spanish dances such as flamenco.
by controltouchmaster February 27, 2010
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Fucking scum of the earth (not the traditional gypsies, but the cunts found all over the United Kingdom.)
I used to lodge in a cottage in a small villiage in Gloucestershire that happened to have a Gypsy colony about 500 meters away. These scumbag bastards stole my landlords motorbike, large stone garden ornament and even a CAST IRON BATH TUB. The cunts also used to order taxis from town and get out at the cottage then skip over the back fence without paying, meaning that taxis would refuse to come out to the cottage to collect me because of the damn fooking gyppoes.
Biggest scumbag wankers to walk this earth, and that's a fact.
Being a gypsy cunt gives me the right to steal anything unless it is nailed down.
by Tony Johnson March 24, 2006
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anyone on here defending gypsies should try living near some. They break onto your property, steal your shit, start fights with everyone, try to rob you on your fuckin own property,and generally are theiving bastards who should try getting a fuckin job.And yes they are all the same, coz they're all the same genes coz they're inbred. By the way i'm not talking about Romany gypsies coz I don't have anything against them, i'm talking about Irish pikies, the original scum of the earth
once we saw a gypsy by himself and robbed him at gunpoint
by i hate pikes September 28, 2005
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