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  • Since you asked so nicely, Rob, yente is Yiddish term for a woman who inserts herself into situations and peoples lives with great authority (and often great care), sort of a busybody, but not necessarily a bad thing.

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  • "yente is Yiddish term for a woman who inserts herself into situations and peoples lives with great authority (and often great care), sort of a busybody, but not necessarily a bad thing."

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  • Jonathan and Lucy of Talking Leaves in Buffalo, which embodies a good old tradition of bookselling and a smart awareness of new realities and Lucy is a yente and one of the most generous and caring people I know...

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  • Three girls create an online quiz to chart their fellow students' ideas about sex -- and to play yente at the same time.

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  • If there is any distinction between the two words, yente is the more often used common noun meaning a

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 3

  • "Will someone please tell me what the fuck (if you must) yente means?"

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  • Like in the following question: what the fuck is a yente!?

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  • [kvetsh ` whiner '], Inc., a New York firm handling consumer complaints; the Chutzpah [sic] Phone Service in a number of cities, making challenging calls on assignment; as well as authors and publishers of such volumes as the Organic Yenta [yente ` gossip'] Cook Book and the Book of Buffs,

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2

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  • variant of yenta.

    June 9, 2009