yenta


yen·ta

noun \ˈyen-tə\

Definition of YENTA

:  one that meddles; also :  blabbermouth, gossip

Examples of YENTA

  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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