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or shad·chan, schat·chen

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn]
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.
  1. 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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