goyim goyim  /ˈɡɔɪ ɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Christian as contrasted with a Jew

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To Jewish George Hurst, raised on the lower East Side by pathologically fearful Aunt Tessie, the goyim are a barbarous yet crafty race who corrupt whatever they touch.
  2. He quarrels with all forms of life: pigeons, cats, dogs, landlord, goyim.

Quotes

  1. In a 1963 essay, novelist Philip Roth wrote that, for Jews, "the cry 'Watch out for the goyim!' at times seems more the expression of an unconscious wish than of a warning: Oh that they were out there, so that we could come together here!"
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Philip Roth Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The Reform Movement may show a rise, because if you add goyim to Jews then you will do OK," added Lamm, referring to the Reform Movement's policy, starting in 1983, of recognizing patrilineal descent.
    on May 10, 2009 By: Norman Lamm Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "Don't tell the goyim," Ethan said.
    on Jan 26, 2010 By: Coen brothers Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

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