One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female Spanish gypsy.
romany, rom, chal, chai, gitano, tzigane, zingaro, zigeuner, zingana, didicoiView synonyms
- ‘Don Diego knew by a glance at the dress and manner of the stranger, that she was a Gitana.’
- ‘Merimee's Carmen contributed to the renewed fascination with Spanish Gypsies, mixing dancers, smugglers, bullfighters, and gitanas as interchangeable signifiers of oriental Spain.’
- ‘He told me that I should see the fandango danced by the Gitanas with good partners.’
- ‘I used to wear these big hoop earrings, my hair down to my hips, super-tight jeans and blouses with embroidery, like I was some kind of gitana.’
- ‘A Gitana will enter a shop, and purchase some insignificant article.’
Spanish, feminine of gitano.
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