Yenta meaning

yĕntə
A woman who meddles in the business of others; a busybody; a woman gossip; a gossipmonger.
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A woman who is a gossip or busybody.
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A person, especially a woman, who is considered to be meddlesome or gossipy.
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A matchmaker; a woman who specializes in finding spouses.
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Origin of yenta

  • Yiddish 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 gentle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish.

    From Wiktionary