- From Yiddish גנבֿ (ganef), from Hebrew גנב (ganáv, gannābh, "thief"). (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If he had just been a ganef of enormous proportions that would have been bad enough.”
“Can't we call her a schmutz, nudnik, noodge (this would be my preferred option), nebbish, ganef, or dybbuk?”
“Enter the sorcerer, the ganef, the man without qualities but with steady returns — and, I might add, a family man to the end. . .”
“A _ganef_ you couldn't tell what he would do at all," Linkheimer rejoined, and Abe rose to his feet.”
“Say, lookyhere, Potash," he began, "what d'ye mean by sending your partner to bail out that _ganef_?”
“Maybe he ain't no more a _ganef_ as I am, Mawruss, but just the same, he is in jail and I ain't.”
“Just in time for Yom Kippur comes a reminder of what a world-class ganef Sean "Shonde" Hannity is.”
“Anybody using 'zevel' and 'ganef' (you phony) in a forum like this is the slippery trickster, especially with a name like 'Chaim'.”
“Sometimes you have to do something as difficult as condemning the biggest ganef in all history to help them.”
“Plonie: I know rabbis who are incredibly superior to Rabbi Adlerstein who have recently called Madoff "The biggest ganef in all history.”
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