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A Gypsy caravan.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The vardo, the traditional brightly painted gipsy caravan pulled by a horse, is quite a rare sight these days.’
- ‘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.
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