1.(Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal
2.(Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant
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dish the dirt, gossip[Dérivé]
In the age of Yiddish theater, it started referring to a busybody or gossipmonger. The word has since become Yinglish (a Yiddish loanword in American Jewish English). In the 1920s Yenta was first popularized by a famous humorist, Jacob Adler, writing under his pen name B. Kovner, in which he created the character Yenta, and featured Yenta in a Broadway play entitled Yenta Telebenta. Yenta was also his character in a 50 year writing career for the Jewish Daily Forward.
The name has also been used as the following:
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