mensch


mensch

noun, plural mensch·en [men-chuh n] /ˈmɛn tʃən/, mensch·es. Informal.

  1. a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person.

n.“person of strength and honor,” 1907, from Yiddish, from German Mensch, literally “man, person,” from Old High German mennisco “human,” from Proto-Germanic adjective *manniska- “human” (see mannish).

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