Luftmensch definition

lyo͝oftmenzh
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An impractical, unrealistic person.
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One more concerned with airy intellectual pursuits than practical matters like earning an income.

My husband is such a luftmensch he missed our anniversary dinner because he was too busy reading his books!

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Origin of luftmensch

  • Yiddish, from German luft (“air"), and mensch (“person").

    From Wiktionary