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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Many a marriageable maiden who came to view the trousseau went home to prink and blush and watch for the shadchan.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
She even surreptitiously called in the Shadchan, or rather surrendered to his solicitations.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
"Perhaps they won't give a dowry," he thought with a consolatory sense of outwitting the Shadchan.
"He has all the qualities that you desire," began the Shadchan, in a tone that repudiated the implications of the monosyllable.
She still lives with her brother and his wife; he married Sugarman the Shadchan's daughter, you know.'The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill