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yenta

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noun yen·ta \ˈyen-tə\

Definition of yenta

  1. :  one that meddles; also :  blabbermouth, gossip



Examples of yenta in a sentence

  1. <the couple's loud quarrel had the building's yentas yapping for a week>



Origin of yenta

Yiddish yente, from the name Yente


First Known Use: 1923


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