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Definition of yenta

yenta

noun

  • a nosy person; "busybody". A Yiddish term.
    With a yenta for a neighbor, you can't keep anything a secret.
    We have a certain kind of treat we give our dogs that we call "yentas" because they can sit in the yard, chew on their yentas, check out what everyone in the hood is doing and gossip about them.

    Last edited on May 30 2017. Submitted by Sue B. from Philadelphia, PA, USA on Mar 19 2002.

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