shadkhan

or shad·chan, schat·chen

[ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuhn; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn ]
/ Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn /

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.

a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker.

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Origin of shadkhan

Yiddish shatkhn<Hebrew shadhkhān, derivative of shiddēkh arrange a marriage
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