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Related to goniff: meshuggeneh, meshuggener
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Noun1.goniff - (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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Bernie allegedly made off with $50 billion, and everyone is morally outraged and shamelessly calls it a scandal (I remember when being 24 and single was a scandal), and Bernie is called a goniff.