yenta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish.

Noun[edit]

yenta (plural yentas)

  1. a woman who meddles in the business of others; a busybody; a woman gossip; a gossipmonger
    • Please don't tell your girlfriend what I said; she's a yenta!
  2. a matchmaker; a woman who specializes in finding spouses.