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  • n. Plural form of goniff.


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  • Efforts to persuade America why it is important to support a class of people who are increasingly viewed as hucksters and goniffs, whether coming from CNBC, Secretary Geithner, President Obama, economists or other experts will fall on deaf ears until this connection is made more clearly and the stench of corruption, self-dealing and incompetence in the finance sector is confronted.

    Lincoln Mitchell: Wall Street's Credibility Problem

  • Such careless and stupid e-mails revealing crooked behavior doomed previous goniffs, like Jack Abramoff and his henchmen in the infamous Wampumgate corruption scandal of the Bush era.

    Bear Stearns Fraud Verdict: E-mails As Proof of Guilt? That's So 20th Century

  • E-mails shooting back and forth during 2007 between Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin looked like bullets that hit the target, damning the two hedge-fund goniffs on charges of securities fraud.

    Bear Stearns Fraud Verdict: E-mails As Proof of Guilt? That's So 20th Century

  • The Jerusalem Post says the alleged goniffs "obtained the personal data of American prisoners, posed as them and appealed to the American tax authorities for tax refunds due from the period prior to their incarceration."

    Israeli-American fraudsters swindled tens of millions from IRS, say Israeli cops

  • What, you mean they actually pay off these goniffs?

    I want my $600.31 back.

  • When we got the corded electric, I parked the B&D in the carport until I could get back to the goniffs who sold it to me.... and it was stolen.

    Downsides of spring

  • These goniffs have got some smut pictures of her, from before I bought her contract.

    The Big Nowhere

  • I thought that their "we didn't know" pleas were horse puckey and that they were just goniffs who would steal the pennies off their dead mothers 'eyes.


  • If you think it's too mean to suggest that the American borrower should pay the price along with the goniffs who took advantage of them, then allow us to consider the longer-term impact of the "bail out" not just on sub-prime borrowers, but on American consumers and taxpayers in general.

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  • (And not just at the expense of stereotypical Jewish schlemiels and goniffs; you lose count of how many times the word "nigger" crops up in Blazing Saddles, produced in 1974.)

    Double Take


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