shad khan

shadkhan

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuhn; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn]
noun, plural shadkhanim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] . English, shadkhans. Yiddish and hebrew.
a person who arranges Jewish marriages; matchmaker.


Origin:
Yiddish shatkhn < Hebrew shadhkhān, derivative of shiddēkh arrange a marriage

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