Etymology
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goy (n.)

"a gentile, a non-Jew" (plural goyim), 1835, from Hebrew goy "people, nation;" in Mishnaic and Modern Hebrew, also "gentile" (compare gentile). The fem. form of the Hebrew word entered French as gouge "a wench" (15c.).

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Definitions of goy

goy (n.)
a Christian as contrasted with a Jew;
Synonyms: gentile / non-Jew
From wordnet.princeton.edu