Can they be witches or pirates or both?
The gypsies are not a lifestyle, they are an actual ethnic group, and they form a substantial minority in several Eastern European and Western Asian countries. In Europe, they are stereotypically considered criminals, while in America, they are associated with being part of carnivals or as tent dwelling vendors. Because he considered gypsies to be "nation-less" like the Jews, Hitler thought the gypsies as not having a place in his future society. The term itself comes from "Egyptian" since that was thought to be where the gypsies were from in past times.
The gypsies I know are sort of witches/circus freaks. But the spells are fictional. Real gypsies were exotic, travelled in groups via caravans and did card reading, juggling, almost like a circus or carnival.
Meant to add, they actually came from India, migrated over centuries into Europe.
Gypsies dont usually break away from their group, but its possible.
could they become pirates