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shadchan

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuhn; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn /
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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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shadchan
/ Yiddish (ˈʃatxən, Hebrew ʃɑdˈxɑn) /

noun plural shadchanim (ʃatˈxɔnɪm) or shadchans

a Jewish marriage broker
from Hebrew shadhkhān, from shiddēkh to arrange a marriage
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