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Noun: yenta  yen-tu
Usage: N. Amer
  1. (Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant
  2. (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal

Derived forms: yentas

Type of: gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger [US], rumourmonger [Brit, Cdn], shrew, termagant

Encyclopedia: Yenta