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yenta (n.)

"gossip, busybody," 1923, from Yente Telebende, comic strip gossip in 1920s-30s writing of Yiddish newspaper humorist B. Kovner (pen-name of Jacob Adler) in the "Jewish Daily Forward." It was a common Yiddish fem. proper name, altered from Yentl and said to be ultimately from Italian gentile "kind, gentle," earlier "noble, high-born" (see gentle).

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Definitions of yenta from WordNet

yenta (n.)
(Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant;
yenta (n.)
(Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal;
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