a member of a traveling people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and traditionally live by seasonal work, itinerant trade, and fortune-telling. Gypsies are now found mostly in Europe, parts of North Africa, and North America, but are believed to have originated in South Asia.
But then, with the growing interest in gypsies, and in fortune-telling, many gypsies stopped travelling to become showmen.
a nomadic or free-spirited person.
Depending upon the circumstances, a gypsy may retain his nomadic habit of life even though he is not travelling for the time being.