Who knew that gypsies call non-travellers by the endearing term “gorgers”, which apparently is a disparaging swipe at the masses who live in houses and over-consume, and that the cross-pollination between gypsies and non-gypsies is not only frowned upon, but is — like in so many religions — considered heretic.
What do you call a non Gypsy?
In Romani culture, a gadjo (feminine: gadji) is a person who has no Romanipen. It is often used by Romanies to address or denote outsider neighbors living within or very near their community. Gorja, often spelled Gorger, is the Angloromani variation of the word Gadjo.
Why are non gypsy called a Gorger?
Gorger comes from the Romani language gorgio or gadjo, referring to a person who is not an ethnic Romani. Its etymology is obscure. In 19th-century England, a gorger was adopted as a slang term for a “man,” including a “dandy” or “landlord.”
What is a Gorger vs Gypsy?
As nouns the difference between gypsy and gorger is that gypsy is (sometimes|offensive) a member of the romani people, or one of it sub-groups (roma, sinti, romanichal, etc) while gorger is one who gorges.
How do you tell if you are a Gypsy?
Census records for Gypsy ancestry Gypsies may have recorded unusual residences such as Under the River Bridge, Bender (a tent made from hazel twigs covered with a canvas) or Tent on Common. Another clue for Gypsy ancestry is all the children in the family being born in different places.