Yenta Definition

yĕntə
noun
A woman who is a gossip or busybody.
Webster's New World

A matchmaker; a woman who specializes in finding spouses.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Yenta

Noun

Singular:
yenta
Plural:
yentas

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

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