Definitions

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

  • noun A person who is not Jewish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Jewish use, a nation.

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  • noun A non-Jew, a Gentile.

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  • noun a Christian as contrasted with a Jew

Etymologies

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

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gôy, Jew ignorant of the Jewish religion, non-Jew; see gwy in Semitic roots.]

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From Yiddish גוי (goy, "gentile"), from Hebrew גּוֹי (goi, "nation").

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  • " I told you not go with drunken goy ever."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    January 28, 2007