Ro|ma|ny [ˈrəuməni US ˈra:-] n plural Romanies
[Date: 1800-1900; : Romany; Origin: romani 'gypsy' (adjective), from rom 'gypsy man', from Sanskrit domba 'musician of low social rank']
a ↑gypsy
2.) [U]
the language traditionally used by the ↑gypsy people
>Romany adj

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