- 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 goi
Contemporary Examples of goi
Consistent with the Mitchell Report, GOI freezes all settlement activity (including natural growth of settlements).The U.N. Settlement Report: Just The Facts
Emily L. Hauser
February 1, 2013
Historical Examples of goi
A day or two now, and one of us may goI care not which it be, for the other will not be long in tarrying.Within the Capes
Im glad you told me; I must goI must go back at once and see for myself.The Wayfarers
Mary Stewart Cutting
"I was goin't' ask you—her—what to do about—about something," she said, falteringly.Pray You, Sir, Whose Daughter?
Helen H. Gardener
Goi′tred, Goi′tered, affected with goitre; Goi′trous, pertaining to goitre.
I was goin't thru the woods one day, and come up sudden in a clear patch of ground.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States
Work Projects Administration
- a Jewish word for a gentile
Word Origin for goy
"gentile, non-Jew" (plural goyim), 1835, from Hebrew goy "people, nation;" in Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew, also "gentile."