ganef

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noun ga·nef \ˈgä-nəf\
variants: or

or less commonly

goniff

Definition of ganef

slang

  1. :  thief, rascal

Origin and Etymology of ganef

borrowed, directly or via a Central European underworld argot such as Rotwelsch, from Yiddish ganef “thief,” going back to Hebrew gannābh


First Known Use: circa 1839


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