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Oct 1, 2014
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

This week's words
luftmensch
pisher
ganef

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ganef

PRONUNCIATION:
(GAH-nuhf)

MEANING:
noun: A thief, swindler, or rascal.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish, from Hebrew gannabh (thief). Earliest documented use: 1920.

USAGE:
"Seniors, particularly women, are the largest and most frequent target of financial scamsters, and this ganef takes the cupcake."
Malcolm Berko; Life Insurance, Farmland, and Facebook; Creators Syndicate (Los Angeles); Nov 6, 2013.

See more usage examples of ganef in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. -Jimmy Carter, 39th US President, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)

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