ganef


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ga·nef

or ga·nof also gon·if  (gä′nəf)
n.
A thief, scoundrel, or rascal.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]

ganef

(ˈɡɑːnəf) ,

ganev

or

ganof

;

gonif

or

gonof

n
an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole]

ga•nef

(ˈgɑ nəf)

also gonif



n. Slang.
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
[1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
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We have Yiddish ganef, Judezmo ganav (Bunis item 894) and Judeo-Italian ganav or ganawe.
A unique depiction of this phenomenon appears in Fischel Bimko's Thieving America (Amerika Ganef, n.
In this manuscript the "I" that narrates offers to the reader's scrutiny three examples of cinematographic scholarship: a screenplay, a teleplay, and a film treatment, using a Lucianesque approach to a dialogue that dwindles between long shots, full shots, the first few bars of a "musical score" by a certain Rubenstein, and contributions by (please, note the Yiddish allusions) a Choyzik Machen, the soundtrack of which is available on (note this also) Ganef Record$.