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ga·nefor ga·nof also gon·if (gä′nəf)
A thief, scoundrel, or rascal.
[Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole]
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
[1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh]
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|Noun||1.||ganef - (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script