Examples of yenta in a Sentence
the couple's loud quarrel had the building's yentas yapping for a week
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Meanwhile, amidst adapting to their new status, Mrs. Jha overcomes her Gurgaon disorientation long enough to play yenta for her closest Mayur Palli friend, a too-young widow, and Mr. Chopra’s older brother.
Listening to her must have given him a thrill: Here was one very big-time yenta whispering advice and encouragement into the wide-open ear of a less important one.
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Origin and Etymology of yenta
Yiddish yente, from the name Yente
First Known Use: 1923See Words from the same year
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