noun, plural goyim [goi-im] , goys. Often Disparaging.
a non-Jewish person; gentile.
Also, goi.

1835–45; < Yiddish < Hebrew goi nation, non-Jew, Jew ignorant of the Jewish religion

goyish, adjective
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goy (ɡɔɪ)
n , pl goyim, goys
a Jewish word for a gentile
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew goi people]

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"gentile, non-Jew" (pl. goyim), 1835, from Heb. goy "people, nation;" in Mishnaic and Modern Heb., also "gentile."
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