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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish גנבֿ (ganef), from Hebrew גנב (ganáv, thief).

NounEdit

ganef (plural ganefs or ganevim)

  1. (slang, pejorative) Thief, rascal, scoundrel.

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967