shadchan

shadchan
Yiddish, Ashk., Eng. /shaht"kheuhn/; Seph. /shaht khahn"/, n., pl. shadchanim Yiddish.,Ashk. /shaht khaw"nim/; Seph. /shaht khah neem"/, Eng. shadchans. Yiddish and Hebrew.
shadkhan.

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