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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.
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goy

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

A Yiddish word meaning person, used to mean someone who is not a Jew.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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Dubin's father utters the lines that channel this fear of unacceptance, rejection, and sorrow: "Why do you want to marry a goyish widow with a goyish child that he will someday call you names?" he had asked his son.
(The way to deal with small Jewish children's feelings of being left out at Christmastime is not by having a goyish elf rescue them and show them that Santa loves them.) A dystopian young adult alternative history by a Christian writer spins a fantasy about a Jewish teen shapeshifter who escapes a concentration camp, falls in love with a hot Evil Axis boy, and enters a cross-continental motorcycle race on a quest to kill Hitler.
Lenny Bruce's now-canonical "Jewish and Goyish" is funny because of the rhythm, and because of the intense personality it barely restrains.
She works for a nonprofit and identifies as an anti-Zionist and a gentrifier, a word that to her father sounds "British, fancy and goyish, like something she couldn't be, like something he couldn't be accused of having fathered." David's own relationship with Israel is nostalgic.
Shortly after suggesting that violence is a "goyish" rather than a Jewish trait, for instance, Herzog claims that in fact the Jewish ancestors who shunned violence were "gone, vanished, archaic men"(350).
They warned her against goyish singers and musicians, so she ended up with a magician who chopped a head of cabbage in two and then stuck her head in the same guillotine.
(19) In Rebecca Goldstein's The Mind-Body Problem, hardly a book that extolls the virtues of Orthodoxy, the frustrated secular wife thinks of Eshes Hayil, quoted at length in the book, in sociobiological terms, but respects the tremendous sociobiological work Haredi women perform: "While liberated specimens among her goyish counterparts struggle against the myth of helplessness and the tradition of dependence, the Orthodox ayshes chayul (woman of worth) is traditionally the sole support of her (very large) family ...
His early stories in The New Yorker about the transformation of Jewish cultural mores in the face of rapidly changing post- World War II US-American society enraged conservative Jewish readers who believed that Roth was holding the Jews up to goyish ridicule.
Negroes are all Jews." But Eddie Cantor, the Jewish entertainer (born Isador Iskowitz), was "goyish"--too square.
To them, the Israeli state is like any other Goyish state, and Israelis are like any other Goyish people.
It fears the "Goyish" government, the source of unending evil edicts.
If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish if you're Jewish." Petri Liukkonen, LENNY BRUCE (1925-1966)--LEONARD ALFRED SCHNEIDER, http://kirjasto.sci.fi/lbruce.htm (last visited Aug.