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Variant of ganef.


(ˈgɑ nəf)

also gonif

n. Slang.
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
[1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh]
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Noun1.gonif - (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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The boys were poised to run like goniffs away with their prizes.
But the biggest beneficiaries of pop's commercialism, finally, were no lone goniffs, but the major record companies, which really cleaned up in the sixties.