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ˈyɛn təyen·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yentanoun

    (Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant

  2. yentanoun

    (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal

Wiktionary

  1. yentanoun

    a woman who meddles in the business of others; a busybody; a woman gossip; a gossipmonger

  2. yentanoun

    a matchmaker; a woman who specializes in finding spouses.

  3. Etymology: From the.

Wikipedia

  1. Yenta

    Yenta or Yente (Yiddish: יענטע) is a Yiddish women's given name. It is a variant form of the name Yentl, which ultimately is thought to be derived from the Italian word gentile, meaning 'noble' or 'refined'. The name has entered Yinglish—i.e., become a Yiddish loanword in Jewish varieties of English—as a word referring to a woman who is a gossip or a busybody.

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  1. yenta

    A yenta is a term originating from Yiddish, typically referring to a person, particularly a woman, who is a gossip or a busybody, someone who enjoys chatting about others' personal lives or spreading rumors. It can also sometimes refer to a matchmaker.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yenta in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yenta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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