[ yen-tuh ]
/ ˈyɛn tə /
a person, especially a woman, who is a busybody or gossip.
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Origin of yenta
First recorded in 1930–35; from Yiddish yente, originally a female personal name, earlier Yentl, ultimately from Old Italian; compare Italian gentile “kind, amiable,” originally, “noble, highborn”; see gentle
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