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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Yiddish) a woman gossip unable to keep a secret; (Yiddish) a vulgar shrew.

Usage examples (29)
  • The yenta is a mashup of the best qualities of not missing a trick and caring.
  • (Is "yenta" one of those words Shakespeare made up?)
  • What is that, Palladian? the great yenta in the sky?
  • "The theory was Google as yenta-matchmaker," he says. for more
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