גנבֿ

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew גנב (ganāv, thief).

Noun[edit]

גנבֿ (ganefm, plural גנבֿים (ganovim)

  1. thief, fraudster
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint
      Well, what do you know about that, Gentile America? Supergoy, a gonif! Steals money. Covets money. Wants money, will do anything for it. Goodness gracious me, almost as bad as Jews - you sanctimonious WASPs!

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