One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Among Gypsies of Vlach origin: ritually unclean, defiled.
Early 20th century. From Vlach Romani maXrime (in American Vlach Romani marime) from medieval Greek μαγαρίζειν to make dirty, pollute, perhaps related to Hebrew maḥărā'āh lavatory, toilet, ḥārā' dung, excrement.
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