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Alternative forms[edit]


gypsy +‎ -ism


gypsyism (countable and uncountable, plural gypsyisms)

  1. The state of being a gypsy.
  2. (offensive, ethnic slur) The practices or habits ascribed to gypsies, such as deception, cheating, and flattery.

Usage notes[edit]

See the notes about gypsy and Gypsy.

See also[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gypsyism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)