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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gypsy  \Gyp"sy\,  or  Gipsy  moth  \Gip"sy,  moth\  . 
  A  tussock  moth  (Ocneria  dispar)  native  of  the  Old  World,  but 
  accidentally  introduced  into  eastern  Massachusetts  about 
  1869,  where  its  caterpillars  have  done  great  damage  to  fruit, 
  shade,  and  forest  trees  of  many  kinds.  The  male  gypsy  moth  is 
  yellowish  brown,  the  female  white,  and  larger  than  the  male. 
  In  both  sexes  the  wings  are  marked  by  dark  lines  and  a  dark 
  lunule.  The  caterpillars,  when  full-grown,  have  a  grayish 
  mottled  appearance,  with  blue  tubercles  on  the  anterior  and 
  red  tubercles  on  the  posterior  part  of  the  body,  all  giving 
  rise  to  long  yellow  and  black  hairs.  They  usually  pupate  in 
  July  and  the  moth  appears  in  August.  The  eggs  are  laid  on 
  tree  trunks,  rocks,  etc.,  and  hatch  in  the  spring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gypsy  \Gyp"sy\,  n.;  pl  {Gypsies}.  [OE.  Gypcyan  F.  gyptien 
  Egyptian,  gypsy,  L.  Aegyptius.  See  {Egyptian}.]  [Also  spelled 
  gipsy  and  gypsey.] 
  1.  One  of  a  vagabond  race,  whose  tribes,  coming  originally 
  from  India,  entered  Europe  in  14th  or  15th  centry,  and  are 
  now  scattered  over  Turkey,  Russia,  Hungary,  Spain, 
  England,  etc.,  living  by  theft,  fortune  telling, 
  horsejockeying  tinkering,  etc  Cf  {Bohemian},  {Romany}. 
 
  Like  a  right  gypsy,  hath,  at  fast  and  loose, 
  Beguiled  me  to  the  very  heart  of  loss  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  language  used  by  the  gypsies.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  dark-complexioned  person.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  cunning  or  crafty  person  [Collog.]  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gypsy  \Gyp"sy\  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  suitable  for  gypsies. 
 
  {Gypsy  hat},  a  woman's  or  child's  broad-brimmed  hat,  usually 
  of  straw  or  felt. 
 
  {Gypsy  winch},  a  small  winch,  which  may  be  operated  by  a 
  crank,  or  by  a  ratchet  and  pawl  through  a  lever  working  up 
  and  down 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gypsy  \Gyp"sy\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  the  gypsy;  to  picnic  in  the  woods.  Mostly. 
  {Gyp"sy*ing},  vb  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gypsy 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  Gypsies  or  their  language  or  culture; 
  "Romani  nomads";  "Romany  folk  songs";  "a  Gypsy 
  fortune-teller"  [syn:  {Romany},  {Gypsy},  {Romani}] 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  nomadic  people  originating  in  N  India  and  now 
  living  on  all  continents  [syn:  {Gypsy},  {Gipsy},  {Romany}, 
  {Rommany}] 
  2:  the  Indic  language  of  the  Gypsies  [syn:  {Romany},  {Gypsy}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Gypsy 
 
  Specification  and  verification  of  {concurrent}  systems 
  software.  {Message}  passing  using  named  {mailbox}es. 
  Separately  compilable  units:  routine  (procedure,  function,  or 
  process),  type  and  constant  definition,  each  with  a  list  of 
  access  rights. 
 
  ["Report  on  the  Language  Gypsy",  A.L.  Ambler  et  al  UT  Austin 
  ICSCS-CMP-1976-08-1]. 
 
 




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