(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!
by The Grammar Ninja August 14, 2009

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1. Race of Romany people descendent from mainly Eastern Europe where they are despised as thieves and wastrels.

2. Non-racial group of people of no common descent who choose to live in camps, thus opting out of civilised society, yet still wanting to take part in elements such as the Welfare State. They are despised as thieves and wastrels.
We can't go to that park any more, the gypsies'll gut us and steal our money.
by Tony Mosserelli October 04, 2004

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A community of people (some travel, some don't) who live separately to mainstream society that share different traditions, morals and backgrounds. I am sat in the an office now where there are three Gypsy girls who I manage on a day to day basis, I have spoken to them in depth comparing our lifestyles, values etc. I can honestly say that sone of the comments that come under this definition are disgusting and just show how ignorant and oblivious people can be. I do not know any irish gypsies socannot speak for them but I'm sure their not as bad as everyone makes out either. So let's get the facts straight.

1) Not all gypsies steal, I know a few who have respectable companies and earn a living just like everyone else (Well excluding the vast amount of non-gypsy people around the country who sit on their arse claiming benefits being lazy.

2) I am assuming a large majority of the posters are so under educated and do not follow crime statistics as theft and violence related crimes are carried out by women and men of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

3) They are not dirty people, the ones I know are very clean, well mannered and spend their whole Sundays cleaning themselves. Also would like to add they own their properties and do not claim housing benefits as they are scared of working.

It is a form of racism and is unacceptable. In a society in this day and age you think people would be open minded but obviously not!!! Ignorance is the first sign of stupidity.
The Gypsy stole everything
by Cclark May 06, 2015

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A Gypsy is a member of a racial/ethnic group known as the Romani, generally characterized by darker skin and black hair. The largest population of Gypsies now lives in Eastern Europe, however communities of Gypsies can be found in many countries around the world. They first originated in India sometime before 400 AD, and began a nomadic lifestyle that eventually took many of them to Europe. From one initial community in India they have developed into several tribes that exist from India to Spain and from Russia to Northern Africa, and each tribe consists of countless clans, which vary dramatically in culture and lifestyle depending on which tribe and clan and even family they belong to. Clans usually specialize in a single, or few trades, such as horsemanship, fishing, music, dance and entertainment, metal working, and fortune telling.
They have endured much racial discrimination in the past, which still continues today.
"That Gypsy man really takes care of his horses."
by intothewest May 24, 2015

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Plural for gypsy. Nomadic people who travel europe doing performing arts. Alternately spelled 'gypsies'.
Gypsys came to town and performed a tradtional flamenco dance for the people.
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filthy scum that steals babies and makes them perform for money on the side of the street. The men steal shit from civilized humans, then try to resell it. The woman steal babies then throw them at regular woman who drop their purses in order to catch the baby, the gypsy runs off with the purse. They roam the earth and wear gross, gypsy attire as they play their tambourines and dance around in a disgusting gypsy circle, Fucking Wankers.
That filthy gypsy cunt over there tried to read my palm for 5 dollars. When I said no, she kicked me in the shin and threw dog shit at me.

Billy you cant go out and play tonight, gypsies just rolled into town and we dont want you getting kidnapped and turned into gypsy filth
by thegypsyhater6996 July 10, 2008

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Alright, so all the other definitions I've seen about Gypsies are so full of shit and racist I can't believe it. Since you all see my people as "Child thieving" I'll show you what I'm hearing with another example:

Word:
Nigger

Definition:
Naturally inferior to whites and are great workers with minimal whippings needed. Niggers survive on a diet of fried chicken and water Mellon but it has been known for these savages to cook humans in a large cauldron.

This is the kind of bull shit like that I hear everywhere on the internet. There are bad Gypsies but there is also bad non-gypsies as well isn't there. I read a post about someone wanting to shoot us with a shotgun and make us eat dog shit. How can we live in a world were all people are born equal when this is how a race of people with no representatives are show. So if you want to be as racist as some people are to Gypsies then go onto a public bus and order a black man to get up and give you a seat then you will be know as a racist ass hole but call Gypsies thieves and inbred that's all just a funny joke because you all know we gypsies are all nothing but scum.
I am a Gypsy.

They are Gypsies
by DubstepSniper October 11, 2014

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