machateynestah, machetaynesta, machataneste, mekhuteneste, machutenesta
- the mother of one's child's spouse
- "My daughter married her son, so she's my mekhuteneste."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Yiddish מחותּנתטע mekhuténeste, the feminine form of מחותּן mekhútn 'son-in-law's/daughter-in-law's father' (Hebrew feminine form is מחותנת, mekhuténet/mekhuténes)
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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