- Ganef is slang and is defined as a thief or scoundrel.
An example of a ganef is a burglar.
Ganef is slang for a burglar.
ganef definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Yiddish ganef ; from Classical Hebrew (language) ganav ; from ganav, to steal
ganef definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or ga·nof also gon·ifnoun
Origin: Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots.