Definition of Romany

1. Noun. A member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America).

Exact synonyms: Bohemian, Gipsy, Gypsy, Roma, Romani, Rommany
Generic synonyms: Indian
Specialized synonyms: Gitana, Gitano



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture. "A Gypsy fortune-teller"
Exact synonyms: Romani
Partainyms: Gypsy, Gypsy

3. Noun. The Indic language of the Gypsies.
Exact synonyms: Gypsy
Generic synonyms: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language

Definition of Romany

1. n. A gypsy.

Definition of Romany

1. Proper noun. The Indo-Aryan language of the Romani people (also known as Gypsies) or one of its subgroups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc), closely related to Hindi and Rajasthani. Romany consists of a number of languages, which are considered separate in the ISO 639 classification. ¹

2. Proper noun. A member of the Romani people. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or belonging to the Roma nation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Romany

1. 1. A gypsy. 2. The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies. Alternative forms: Rommany. Origin: Gypsy romano, romani, adj, gypsy; cf. Rom husband. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Romany

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romany (current term)
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Literary usage of Romany

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1. Struggling for Ethnic Identity: Czechoslovakia's Endangered Gypsies by Rachel Tritt (1992)
"This manifests itself in several forms: the existence or recent formation of all-romany schools; segregated seating in the classroom; a lack of attention in ..."

2. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"Its sequel, The romany Rye, waited till 1857 ; but the two form one continuous work. In the opening lines of The romany Rye, the author ' awoke at the first ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1871)
"... that all sortis of romany ... that Mungo Tennent sell his romany wyne of the aam pryce. 19 December 1543. ..."

4. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (1889)
"He had heard romany, and he spoke it, and came out expecting to see familiar faces. His own was a study, ... That's the way a romany lady ought to wear it! ..."

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