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A Gypsy, especially a man.
- ‘The young married person becomes a Rom (male adult Roma) or a Romni (female adult Roma).’
- ‘The position in the Czech Republic is such that it will in our view be impossible for a Rom or anyone who has suffered as a result of discrimination against Roma to establish a well-founded fear of persecution.’
Mid 19th century: Romany, ‘man, husband’.
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