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[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English shaht-khuh n; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khahn] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈʃɑt xən; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɑn/
noun, plural shadchanim
[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shaht-khaw-nim; Sephardic Hebrew shaht-khah-neem] /Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃɑtˈxɔ nɪm; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑt xɑˈnim/ (Show IPA).
English, shadchans. Yiddish and Hebrew.
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British Dictionary definitions for shadchan


/ˈʃatxən; Hebrew ʃɑdˈxɑn/
noun (pl) shadchanim (ʃatˈxɔnɪm) shadchans
a Jewish marriage broker
Word Origin
from Hebrew shadhkhān, from shiddēkh to arrange a marriage
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