"gonnof" Definition

Definitions for the word "gonnof" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. slang
an expert thief, a master of his craft; one of the greatest compliments a London pickpocket can pay another is to say, “he’s a reglar GONNOF.”—_See_ GUN. The word GONNOF is very old. During Kett’s rebellion in Norfolk, in the reign of Edward VI., a song was sung by the insurgents in which the term occurs— “The country GNOFFES, Hob, Dick, and Hick, With clubbes and clouted shoon, Shall fill up Dussyn dale With slaughter’d bodies soone.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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