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Gypsy's warning

Posted by ESC on November 04, 2001

In Reply to: Gypsy's warning posted by masakim on November 04, 2001

: : : What is meant by the phrase "gypsy's warning"?

: : The only gypsy warning that I'm familiar with is the one in "The Wolf Man," a 1941 movie. See

: gypsy's/gipsy's warning n.1 [mid-19C+] no warning at all. [neg. stereotyping]
: gypsy's/gipsy's warning n.2 [mid-19C+] morning. [Rhy. sl.]
: From Cassell's Dictionary of Slang by Jonathon Green

So, "gypsy's warning" is an ethnic slur along the lines of "Mexican standoff" and "Dutch treat." (Search archives under "standoff" and "treat.")

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