Last modified on 5 June 2014, at 17:36

Gauner

See also: gauner

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested from the 16th century; with East Middle German g- for the j- sound of older Joner, which in the 15th century meant "(wrong) player"; related to the verb junen (to play wrong); Joner probably originally meant "Greek" and came from West Yiddish יוון (yovon, Greece), יווןער (yevoner, Greek, Ionian), which in turn stems from the Hebrew יָוָן (yaván, Greece). The exact origin is unclear.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Gauner m (genitive Gauners, plural Gauner, feminine Gaunerin)

  1. crook

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit