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mensch

or mensh  (mĕnsh)
n. pl. mensch·es or mensch·en (mĕn′shən) Informal
A person of integrity and honor.

[Yiddish, human being, mensch, from Middle High German, human being, from Old High German mennisco; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

mensch

(mɛnʃ)
n
informal US a good person

mensch

(mɛntʃ)

n. Informal.
a decent and responsible person.
[1950–55; < Yiddish mentsh man, human being < Middle High German mensch, Old High German mennisco, mannisco; see man, -ish1]
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Noun1.mensch - a decent responsible person with admirable characteristicsmensch - a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
good person - a person who is good to other people
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Destiny" is followed by"(bashert)" and the full expression "A person thinks, and G-d laughs" by "(a mentch tracht und der aibishter lacht)" (11, 13).
She is also survived by three brothers, Frank Mentch of Erie, PA, Clyde Mentch of Indiana, PA & Kenny Mentch and his wife Marie of Penn Run, PA; two sisters, Elva Alsop of Indiana, PA and Lola (Mentch) Bollinger & her husband Charles of Penn Run, PA; and sister-in-law, Thelma Mentch of Indiana, PA.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, King seems to want to say, that a single mentch in possession of Torah knowledge must be in want of a wife.