variants or schatchen or shadchen
plural shadchonim
or shadchans or schatchens or shadchens
: a Jewish marriage broker or matchmaker

Word History


Yiddish & Middle Hebrew; Yiddish shadkhn, from Middle Hebrew shadhkhān, from Late Hebrew shiddēkh to arrange a marriage

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“Shadchan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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