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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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