gonif
variant of ganef

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gonif — /gon euhf/, n. ganef. Also, goniff. * * * …   Universalium

  • gonif — n. (from Yiddish) ganef, thief (Slang); immoral opportunist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gonif —    , goniff    (GOH nef) [Yiddish] A thief, or a person who acts in the world of business or ideas as a petty thief; a swindler. Also written as ganef …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • gonif — [ gɒnɪf] (also goniff) noun N. Amer. informal a disreputable or dishonest person. Origin C19: from Yiddish ganev, from Heb. gannāḇ thief …   English new terms dictionary

  • gonif — gon·if …   English syllables

  • gonif — gon•if or gon•iff [[t]ˈgɒn əf[/t]] n. sts ganef …   From formal English to slang

  • gonif — noun (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse) • Syn: ↑goniff, ↑ganef, ↑ganof • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goniff — noun (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse) • Syn: ↑gonif, ↑ganef, ↑ganof • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ganef — or gonif; also goniff noun Etymology: Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief Date: circa 1839 slang thief, rascal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of English words of Yiddish origin — For Yiddish words used by English speaking Jews (that are not necessarily English), see Yiddish words used by English speaking Jews. This is a list of English words of Yiddish origin, many of which have entered the English language by way of… …   Wikipedia

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