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