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Related to ganef: meshugge, tsuris
  • noun

Synonyms for ganef

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

References in periodicals archive ?
In a personal communication, she mentions goyim, shiksa, sheygets, tuxes, ganef and others.
Just as Yiddish has ganef and ganvenen, meaning "thief" and "to steal" respectively, Judezmo has ganav (Bunis item 894) and ganavear.
For Katz, Patti Page's "Doggie in the Window" was an all-purpose "Pickle in the Window" ("I read in the papers, there are burglars/ A ganef who robs you in bed/ A pickle will come in so handy/With a pickle I'll break him his head").
He is attacked by an armed ganef (thief,) who robs him of all his possessions.