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.
- Sometimes goi .
- goy·ish, adjective
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How to use goy in a sentence
He was universally liked, and continually had his leg pulled by the Frenchmen in de Goys' room, where he and Lustianseff lived.
We soon found that we needed more labor, and two more Frenchmen, de Goys being one of them, joined our working party.
Gaskell and de Goys played baccarat to decide which team should be the next, and we won.
Great preparations were made for escaping on the way, and Gaskell and de Goys seized the opportunity to try on the basket trick.
So long goys the pott to the water, at last comys it home broken!
British Dictionary definitions for goy
a Jewish word for a gentile
- goyish, adjective
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