Definition of yentz in English:

yentz

(also yents, yenz)

Pronunciation /jɛnts/

verb

slang US
  • 1To have sexual intercourse.

  • 2To have sexual intercourse with (a person).

  • 3To swindle or cheat (a person).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), writer. From Yiddish yentsen to copulate from yents (euphemistic) the penis, literally ‘that thing’ from Middle High German jenes, neuter singular of jener, with development of an epenthetic consonant in Yiddish.