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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gitana \Gi*ta"na\, n. fem.; Gitano \Gi*ta"no\, n. masc.[Sp., fr. (assumed) LL. Aegyptanus, fem. Aegyptana, Egyptian. Cf. Gypsy.] A Spanish gypsy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"gypsy," 1834, from Spanish Gitano, from Vulgar Latin *Ægyptanus "Egyptian" (see Gypsy). The fem. is gitana. The French form of the feminine, gitane, was used as the name of a brand of cigarettes (1933) and has come to be used for French cigarettes generally.


n. a Spanish male Gypsy


Gitano may refer to:

  • Romani people in Spain
  • Gitano (1949 film), a 1949 Filipino film
  • Gitano (1970 film), a 1970 Argentine film
  • Gitano (2000 film), a 2000 Spanish film
  • Gitano (Canut Reyes album), the second solo album by the Gipsy Kings singer
  • Gitano (Rolando Villazón album), a 2007 album by Rolando Villazón
  • Gitano Watches, An economy watch brand from the 1980s with Japanese movements, produced by Fada Industries of New York, USA
Gitano (1970 film)

'Gitano ' is a 1970 Argentine film directed by Emilio Vieyra.

Gitano (Rolando Villazón album)

Gitano is a 2007 album of zarzuela arias sung by tenor Rolando Villazón, with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid conducted by Plácido Domingo, for Virgin Classics.

Usage examples of "gitano".

He can talk English, and I myself have heard him chatter in Gitano with the Gypsies of Triana.

Further research showed that Tom Avella had some Spanish Gitano ancestry, as well.

A minimalist boutique, a conference with another charmed clerk, the production of six Gitano bras, white, six pairs of Gitano underpants, white, six pairs of Gitano pantyhose.

Spanish Gitanos are the most vile, degraded and wretched people upon the earth.

I first recited in Spanish, in the usual manner and without pausing, this noble confession, and then repeated it again, sentence by sentence, the Gitanos translating as I proceeded.

Christian philanthropist towards them, especially that degraded and unhappy portion of them, the Gitanos of Spain.

Aristotle, who you forget was a heathen and cared as little for the Scriptures as the Gitanos, whether male or female.

A common occupation of the Gitanos of Granada is working in iron, and it is not infrequent to find these caves tenanted by Gypsy smiths and their families, who ply the hammer and forge in the bowels of the earth.

Nineteen, she was, yet through her man she had been leading her tribe of gitanos for over two years, and leading them with an iron will, leading them well.

Pyrenees to where the Spanish Gitanos lived on Sacro Monte under the watchful eye of Alhambra.

Zincali, called by the Spaniards Gitanos or Gypsies, whose language he found to be much the same as that of the English Romany.

When I was with the Czigany - it was the same as with the Gitanos in Spain.

Los Gitanos, she called them - used to dwell on your estate near Seville, under your protection.