Definition of tzigane in English:


nounPlural tziganes

  • A Hungarian Gypsy.

    as modifier ‘tzigane musicians’
    • ‘Then back to the city and its vivid smells, the wail of tzigane orchestras, the little dancer of the Orpheum - what was her name?’
    • ‘‘It does sound a bit tzigane [French for Roma Gypsies],’ Arbez concedes. ‘You don't know whether it's happy or unhappy.’’
    nomadic, itinerant, peripatetic, migratory, migrating, wandering, roaming, roving, wayfaring, rambling, touring, drifting, floating, unsettled, restless, on the move, on the go, on the wing
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Mid 18th century: from French, from Hungarian c(z)igány.