Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thief, scoundrel, or rascal.

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  • noun slang, pejorative Thief, rascal, scoundrel.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots.]

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From Yiddish גנבֿ (ganef), from Hebrew גנב (ganáv, gannābh, "thief").

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