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That is a Yiddish word borrowed from Hebrew. In Yiddish it refers to a persons' child's in-laws. (There is no such English word for this relationship). For example, your daughter's mother-in-law and father-in-law would be your machatunim.

This word comes from the Hebrew word מחותנים (meh-khoo-tah-neem), which means "married ones."

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Q: What does machatonim mean in Hebrew?
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