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Originally a Jewish woman's name, used for a character created by humorist Jacob Adler and the matchmaker in Fiddler on the Roof. Came to mean, by extension, a gossip or matchmaker. Has also recently come to mean a woman who fits negative stereotypes of urban women. See: characters on Sex and the City.
Samantha is pressuring Ted to propose just because she wants the validation of her yenta friends.
by Bob519 March 17, 2010