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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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Most Jewish camp directors I know understand that the job that camps are hired to do is to make their campers into mensches.
Due in a large part to the absence of tests and the proximity of ideal role models (many of whom are close in age to the campers), camp is the ideal place to make mensches.
But he doesn't want his customers to be burned by loads of languishing Mensches either; he hopes the product will sell briskly so his customer will order again i n succeeding holiday seasons.