[jip-see] /ˈdʒɪp si/
noun, plural Gypsies.
a member of a nomadic, Caucasoid people of generally swarthy complexion, who migrated originally from India, settling in various parts of Asia, Europe, and, most recently, North America.
Romany; the language of the Gypsies.
(lowercase) a person held to resemble a gypsy, especially in physical characteristics or in a traditionally ascribed freedom or inclination to move from place to place.
(lowercase) Informal. .
(lowercase) Informal. an independent, usually nonunion trucker, hauler, operator, etc.
(lowercase) Slang. a chorus dancer, especially in the Broadway theater.
(lowercase) 1 (def 4).
of or relating to the Gypsies.
(lowercase) Informal. working independently or without a license:
noun (sometimes not capital) (pl) -sies
the language of the Gypsies; Romany
a person who looks or behaves like a Gypsy
also gipsy, c.1600, alteration of gypcian, a worn-down Middle English dialectal form of egypcien “Egyptian,” from the supposed origin of these people. As an adjective, from 1620s.
Cognate with Spanish Gitano and close in sense to Turkish and Arabic Kipti “gypsy,” literally “Coptic;” but in Middle French they were Bohémien (see bohemian), and in Spanish also Flamenco “from Flanders.” “The gipsies seem doomed to be associated with countries with which they have nothing to do” [Weekley]. Zingari, the Italian and German name, is of unknown origin. Romany is from the people’s own language, a plural adjective form of rom “man.” Gipsy is the prefered spelling in England.
To make a risky bet or call: You will find players consistently gypsying, flat-calling with kings up or less (1940s+ Gambling); (1950s+)
Specification and verification of concurrent systems software. Message passing using named mailboxes. Separately compilable units: routine (procedure, function, or process), type and constant definition, each with a list of access rights.
[“Report on the Language Gypsy”, A.L. Ambler et al, UT Austin ICSCS-CMP-1976-08-1].
noun 1. plaster made primarily of gypsum.
noun 1. a taxicab that is licensed only to pick up passengers on call by telephone, but that often illegally seeks passengers on the street. noun phrase A taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not entitle it to pick up passengers on the street: the […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a small capstan moved only by a motor or engine.
[jip-see-hed] /ˈdʒɪp siˌhɛd/ noun, Nautical. 1. a flanged drum on a winch, for winding in lines.