Pronunciation: /ˈSHätKHən, SHädˈKHän /(also shadchan) (noun plural same, shadkhanim /ˌSHädKHäˈnēm/, or shadkhans)
A Jewish professional matchmaker or marriage broker.
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- By the 15th century, scholars as great as Maharal earned their livelihoods as professional shadchanim.
- When young Orthodox men and women reach a marriageable age, and receive a recommendation from a shadchan, or matchmaker, about a potential mate, they make a very important phone call.
- He kept telling shadchanim he was a yeshiva graduate.
from Yiddish shadkhn, based on Hebrew šiddēḵ 'negotiate'.
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