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

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots.]
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an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole]
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(ˈgɑ nəf)

also gonif

n. Slang.
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
[1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh]
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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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