noun, plural shad·cha·nim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/, English shad·chans. Yiddish and Hebrew.
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or shad·chan, schat·chen
noun, plural shad·kha·nim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/, English shad·khans. Yiddish and Hebrew.
Origin of shadkhan
Example sentences from the Web for shadchan
One day, as she was leaving the school-premises, Sugarman the Shadchan accosted her.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
She joined the enemy—the family and the shadchan—and my mother saw that she was doomed.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
I can show you a much larger stock than the ordinary Shadchan.'Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
"He has all the qualities that you desire," began the Shadchan, in a tone that repudiated the implications of the monosyllable.
"Perhaps they won't give a dowry," he thought, with a consolatory sense of outwitting the Shadchan.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill