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  • n  (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)

  • He has perfect pitch when it comes to the agony and shame of the Jewish community for finding such a gonif (Yiddish for thief) in its midst.
  • When you're a Wall Street gonif, they think you really know! If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack To hook then slice golf balls and pray.
  • Tony Manetta (Frank Sinatra) is a nogoodnik of a widower, a sort of amiable gonif (the names have been changed, but the characterizations are still Jewish).

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