shadchan

shadchan

[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuhn; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn]
noun, plural shadchanim [Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] . English, shadchans. Yiddish and hebrew.
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shadchan (ˈʃatxən, Hebrew ʃɑdˈxɑn)
 
n , pl shadchanim, shadchans
a Jewish marriage broker
 
[from Hebrew shadhkhān, from shiddēkh to arrange a marriage]

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