גנבֿ

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hebrew גנב (ganāv, thief).

NounEdit

גנבֿ (ganefm, plural גנבֿים (ganovim)

  1. thief, fraudster
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint
      Well, what do you know about that, Gentile America? Supergoy, a gonif! Steals money. Covets money. Wants money, will do anything for it. Goodness gracious me, almost as bad as Jews - you sanctimonious WASPs!

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 29 September 2013, at 20:15