Main definitions of rom in English

: Rom1ROM2

Rom1

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: Romany, ‘man, husband’.

Pronunciation

Rom

/roʊm//rōm/

Main definitions of rom in English

: Rom1ROM2

ROM2

Computing
  • Read-only memory.

Pronunciation

ROM

/rɑm//räm/