[[t]ˈgɑ nəf[/t]] also gonif, n. Slang.
fot a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal
Etymology: 1920–25; < Yiddish < Heb gannābh

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • ganef — [gä′nəf] n. [Yiddish ganef < Heb ganav < ganav, to steal] Slang a thief …   English World dictionary

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  • ganef — (gonof) gonef n American a thief, petty criminal. A word from the Hebrew gannath; thief, via Yiddish. In the 19th century variant forms of this word were heard in Britain and South Africa, but are now archaic. ► I m curious, what do you remember… …   Contemporary slang

  • ganef — or gonif; also goniff noun Etymology: Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief Date: circa 1839 slang thief, rascal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ganef — /gah neuhf/, n. Slang. a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal. Also, gonif, goniff. [1920 25; < Yiddish < Heb gannabh] * * * …   Universalium

  • ganef — noun Thief, rascal, scoundrel …   Wiktionary

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  • Ganef — Gạ|nef 〈m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: e〉 = Ganove [Etym.: jidd.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • ganef —  / gonof  (Yid.) A thief or disreputable person …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • ganef — n. (from Yiddish) thief (Slang); immoral opportunist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ganef —    See gonif …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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