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Synonyms for gonif

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

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Norman: How much of your shiksa wife's shekels did you give that gonif commie?
He was a small time mobster, a gonif, a petty thief and crapshooter who branched out into organized crime in the corrupt Los Angeles of the 1940s.
flip-flops all the time--a lot of harm it does him in New York City, that gonif, as Stanley used to call him, poor sonofabitch --but my son Andrew says I can't blow my rep as a man of honor and integrity, which of course is quite right.
they'd ask, or "What's this mean here--"There's no gonif like a left-wing gonif'?
After being dragged to a seder conducted by radical feminists who refused to recognize the killing of the Egyptians' first-born sons as a curse, Richie started spending his Passovers back in his hometown of Detroit, where as child he had always gone to seders at the home of his Uncle Mo the Gonif.