⌂ or yen′te
Slang a woman who is a gossip or busybody
Origin of yenta; from Yente Telebende, name of a comic gossip in writings (1920s and amp; 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 gent&imacron;lis, of the same clan; see gentle.