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ganef

[gah-nuh f] /ˈgɑ nəf/
noun, Slang.
1.
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
Also, gonif, goniff.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh

gonif

[gon-uh f] /ˈgɒn əf/
noun
1.
Also, goniff.
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British Dictionary definitions for goniff

ganef

/ˈɡɑːnəf/
noun (US, slang)
1.
an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
Word Origin
from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole
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Slang definitions & phrases for goniff

gomer

noun
  1. A patient needing extensive care; a vegetative comatose patient: We got a real gomer in from ICU yesterday/ He says the guy's a total gomer now (1960s+ Medical)
  2. A first-year Air Force Academy cadet, esp a clumsy trainee (1950s+)

[origin uncertain; medical sense said to be an acronym of ''get out of my emergency room'']


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