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goniff

noun

(Variations: gonef or gonif or gonof or gonoph or ganef or ganof or guniff) A thief; a person who is in effect a thief, like an unethical salesperson: And who is this arch-goniff?/ a gonof like Glick/ all the other gonophs, consultants who peddle bullshit, builders who build badly (1845+)

verb

: Are you trying to goniff me, pal?

[fr Yiddish, ''thief,'' fr Hebrew gannabh, ''thief'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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