- a term used by a Jew to refer to someone who is not Jewish.
- a term used by an observant Jew to refer to a Jew who is not religious or is ignorant of Judaism.
Origin of goy
Examples from the Web for goyim
His approval rating among Jews, steady in the low 60s, is about 15 percent higher than it is with the goyim.Obama's Silent Jewish Majority
August 22, 2010
"It would make us undistinguishable from the goyim," answered Bensef.Rabbi and Priest
Besides, these Goyim were trying to undermine the True Religion.Comrade Yetta
The Goyim refuse us equal rights because they know we're their superiors.Ghetto Tragedies
The laws of the goyim against the children of Israel must be abolished.The History of a Lie
I suppose that he dropped the synagogue and Yom kippur, and became a Reformirter, and his children in due time Goyim.Legends of Florence
Charles Godfrey Leland
- a Jewish word for a gentile
Word Origin and History for goyim
plural of goy (q.v.).
"gentile, non-Jew" (plural goyim), 1835, from Hebrew goy "people, nation;" in Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew, also "gentile."