zigeuner (plural zigeuners)
- (sometimes offensive) Gypsy, member of the Roma
- (sometimes offensive) gypsy, person who leads a nomadic life
Some people and organizations consider the term offensive, sometimes putting woonwagenbewoner, Roma and Sinti forward as neutral alternatives. Many speakers use the word zigeuner neutrally, and the term is a common word, in both informal and formal contexts, and is also often used by newspapers and state media. The perceived political incorrectness of the term zigeuner also led to equally unsuccessful renaming efforts for zigeunersaus. Some Romani people self-identify using the term zigeuner. Compounds combing the two words are also used, i.e. Roma-zigeuner and Sinti-zigeuner.