from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for one who is not a Jew.
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- n. A non-Jew, a Gentile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish use, a nation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
Yiddish, from Hebrew gôy, Jew ignorant of the Jewish religion, non-Jew; see gwy in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish גוי (goy, "gentile"), from Hebrew גּוֹי (goi, "nation"). (Wiktionary)