antigypsy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ gypsy

Adjective[edit]

antigypsy (comparative more antigypsy, superlative most antigypsy)

  1. Opposing or countering gypsies; practicing or exhibiting antigypsyism.
    • 2000, Carroll B. Johnson, Cervantes and the material world, page 93:
      This violently antigypsy diatribe, which brings together all the racial and ethnic stereotypes held in sixteenth-century Spain, was duly withdrawn from the elementary school reader...
    • 2004, Herman Roodenburg, Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800, page 216:
      There is also evidence of numerous local antigypsy campaigns by police, often acting on their own initiative and not in response to complaints or orders from above.

Usage notes[edit]

See the notes about gypsy and Gypsy.

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