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Gypsy, gypsy

Some people find the term Gypsy offensive, so avoid if possible.

NGS preferred usage is Romany (not Roma) for both the language and ethnic group, Romanies plural.

If using Gypsy, capitalize as a noun and adjective when referring to the ethnic group or one of its members:
            a Gypsy caravan
            a young Gypsy

Lowercase all other uses, but keep in mind that these too may be considered offensive:
            a gypsy life
            gypsy cab