Definition of vardo in English:


(also varda)


  • A Gypsy caravan.

    • ‘The vardo, the traditional brightly painted gipsy caravan pulled by a horse, is quite a rare sight these days.’
    • ‘A traditional Victorian wooden wagon called a varda was on show at St Mary's School, Swanley, as was the Romany modern-day caravan equivalent.’
    • ‘With his dog and his young friends he'd set out in his vardo - a horse-drawn gypsy caravan - and end up in the most wonderful, strange and exciting places.’
    • ‘Using the Romany word for a horse-drawn wooden wagon - varda - the project is dedicated to exploring and preserving Romany gypsy traditions, culture and history.’


Early 19th century: from Romany.