The narrator calls two of the men "Bill the goy" and "Clyde the Schlub."
You put the id back in Yid, Portnoy instructed, and you come to understand the “oy” in goy.
In the eyes of the goy he's something peculiar, something disgraceful!
The indefatigable litigant, the brilliant engineer, to whom ideas, goy!
Because the man who did it, is a wicked brute who by accident is a Jew, and might just as well have been a goy.
Two in particular, Agasaki and goy, are thus described by Kmpfer.
"gentile, non-Jew" (plural goyim), 1835, from Hebrew goy "people, nation;" in Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew, also "gentile."