[ gon-uh f ]
/ ˈgɒn əf /
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[ gah-nuh f ]
/ ˈgɑ nəf /
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
Also gonif, goniff.
Origin of ganef
1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh
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Example sentences from the Web for goniff
Billy noticed that Cohen seemed morose, and heard him exclaim something that sounded like "Goniff!"The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for goniff
ganev or ganof gonif or gonof
/ (ˈɡɑːnəf) /
noun US slang
an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
Word Origin for ganef
from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole
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