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goy

 (goi)
n. pl. goy·im (goi′ĭm) or goys Often Offensive
A person who is not Jewish.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gôy, Jew ignorant of the Jewish religion, non-Jew; see gwy in Semitic roots.]

goy′ish adj.

goy

(ɡɔɪ)
n, pl goyim (ˈɡɔɪɪm) or goys
(Judaism) a Jewish word for a gentile
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew goi people]
ˈgoyish, ˈgoyisch adj

goy

(gɔɪ)

n., pl. goy•im (ˈgɔɪ ɪm)
goys.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying a mild contempt for the attitudes, traits, and customs of non-Jews. Although it may be used in a neutral, even positive way to refer to a Christian, it almost always connotes a degree of condescension. Usually the context, such as the use of a qualifying adjective, will show the intent of the speaker.
n. Usually Disparaging.
(a term used to refer to a gentile or non-Jewish person.)
[1835–45; < Yiddish < Hebrew goi nation]
goy′ish, adj.

goy

A Yiddish word meaning person, used to mean someone who is not a Jew.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goy - a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
shegetz - an offensive term for non-Jewish young man; "why does she like all those shkotzim?"
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Then arrived, two by two, with a gravity which made a contrast in the midst of the frisky ecclesiastical escort of Charles de Bourbon, the eight and forty ambassadors of Maximilian of Austria, having at their head the reverend Father in God, Jehan, Abbot of Saint-Bertin, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, and Jacques de Goy, Sieur Dauby, Grand Bailiff of Ghent.
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