Slang a woman who is a gossip or busybody
Origin of yentafrom Yente Telebende, name of a comic gossip in writings (1920s and 1930s) of Yiddish newspaper humorist B. Kovner (pseud. of Jacob Adler): origin, originally a given name
A person, especially a woman, who is considered to be meddlesome or gossipy.
Origin of yentaYiddish yente back-formation from the woman's name Yente alteration of Yentl from Old Italian Gentile from gentile amiable, highborn from Latin gentīlis of the same clan ; see gentle .