from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thief, scoundrel, or rascal.
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- n. Thief, rascal, scoundrel.
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- n. (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish גנבֿ (ganef), from Hebrew גנב (ganáv, gannābh, "thief"). (Wiktionary)