goniff


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to goniff: meshuggeneh, meshuggener
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
Cary was perhaps best known for his role as Goniff on "Garrison's Gorillas" (1967), among hundreds of other TV appearances, and for the role of Mordred to Richard Burton's King Arthur in "Camelot.
The boys were poised to run like goniffs away with their prizes.