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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.
"America gonif" was about to rob the Jewish mother of her Yiddishkeit.
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.
I could imagine editors from Midwestern dailies sending queries back to the syndication people: "Who's this Navasky anyway?' they'd ask, or "What's this mean here--"There's no gonif like a left-wing gonif'?'