Change the Offensive Definition of Gypsy from Dictionary.com sign now

We, the undersigned, protest Dictionary.coms entry for the term Gypsy that defines a Gypsy as one of a vagabond race... living by theft, fortune telling, horsejockeying, tinkering (fourth entry down the page: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gypsy ) We find this entry incorrect and offensive and request that it be removed immediately and substituted with a more suitable definition.

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Latest Signatures

  • 15 December 2015250. Elisabet M
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015249. Lavinia O
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015248. Laura B
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015247. Kat M
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015246. Andrew J
    I find this entry highly offensive. Romanies (popularly but innacurately called "Gypsies") are a race of people, not nomadic thieves. This is racist and absurd.
  • 25 October 2015245. Katharina W
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015244. Deborah Pf
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015243. Mary B
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015242. Christine B
    I can't believe they put that in the dictionary.
  • 26 September 2015241. Victoria S
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2015240. Annie B
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 2015239. Gogu Hendricks
    the hell with them!!!!
  • 30 July 2015238. Timothy Jamesi
    i dont rly no y im signing im doing this
  • 20 July 2015237. Courtney N
    It never ceases to amaze me. Any such regarding any other ethnic group would result in lawsuits and human rights groups out for blood but the stereotypes and slurs regarding our people remain intact.
  • 07 July 2015236. Sean B
    Ik ben 6 jaar, een Belgische Roma jongen. Geen dief of luiaard.
  • 26 June 2015235. Pavel D
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 2015234. Terry B
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 2015233. Jessie O
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 2015232. Joanne Shepherd
    I found this definition myself before finding this petition and was shocked that such an outright generalisation and stereotype could be put forward as a dictionary definition!
  • 13 May 2015231. Sarah S
    I support this petition
  • 10 May 2015230. Ivy M
    I support this petition
  • 27 April 2015229. Dessislava K
    Let try to change not only the dictionaries,but the minds also
  • 19 March 2015228. Rom Haroldsl
    Would you say something derogatory about a Hebrew or African-American in a defination of same, No it would deter sales of your biased dictionary, etc.
  • 11 March 2015227. Thomas T
    I support this petition
  • 04 March 2015226. Samantha L
    I support this petition
  • 27 February 2015225. K E
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 2015224. Beata O
    dehonesting, offensive and inhuman not characteristic for Roma

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