A gypsey is a name given to intermittent springs and streams in the Yorkshire Wolds. Gypseys are streams formed from springs from the waterladen chalk that constitutes the Yorkshire Wolds. The springs flow in late winter or early spring, with the water emanating through unbroken turf.
- Thomas Allen (1831), "12. Survey of Dickering Wapentake", A new and complete history of the county of York 4, I.T. Hinton, p. 96
- Paul F. Greenfield; Greg Oliver, eds. (2001), Riversymposium 2000: sustaining rivers - defining the new international agenda : selected proceedings of the 3rd International Riversymposium (Brisbane, Australia, 6-8 September 2000) 43 (9), IWA, p. 20