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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.
Mr Goy said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my 15 years of leading Henley College Coventry and I am proud of all that Henley has achieved for its students and the city.
She had posted a picture of Goy - naked but for a cartoon mushroom covering his genitals - on Twitter after their relationship came to an abrupt end in April.
The mum-of-three - who has just announced she is pregnant with her fourth child with a mystery "new fiance" - posted a photo on Twitter of naked Goy with a cartoon mushroom covering his genitals after they broke up in April.
Mrs Goy, of Blackburn, Lancs, added: "It was her first training session and they did a medical that morning.
Goy Boy McIlroy cranked up their dirty, battle roaring punk blues before their giant sized singer plunged into the crowd.
Le Goy contends that Western shows, once viewed by smaller auds, are increasingly appealing to Asia's mainstremn auds.
I am not going to pretend that I can give a precise definition of a goy.
My Goy will be meeting fans from 10am on November 13 at Newcastle's Watersone's store in the Emerson Chambers.
2A, C), the similar morphology of pereiopods 3-5 but the distinctly different dactylus of pereiopod 2, the well developed suture on both uropods, and other characters of the genus (see Goy and Provenzano 1979; Alvarez et al.
Indeed, the title, Shabbes Goy, refers to a Gentile who would do things for Jews forbidden them on the Sabbath.
In his essays on Serbian writers, Goy displays another quality that is typical of his scholarly approach: he is not reluctant to tread paths not often traveled.