Mensch definition

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(informal) A person, esp. a man, regarded as being honorable and responsible and having strength of character.
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The definition of a mensch is a person who is decent, honest and upstanding.

An all-around good guy who can be trusted and who does good things is an example of a mensch.

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A person of integrity and honor.
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A person (chiefly male) of strength, integrity, and honor or compassion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mensch
Plural:
menschen, mensches

Origin of mensch

  • Yiddish human being, mensch from Middle High German human being from Old High German mennisco man-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish מענטש (mentsh, “an honorable person"), from Old High German mennisko (“man"). The spelling mensch was influenced by German Mensch; compare the alternative spellings.

    From Wiktionary