- a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person.
Origin of mensch
Examples from the Web for mensch
His proposal is the work of a mensch and, no doubt, an act of love."Zionist BDS" is Not the Way to Save Israel
March 21, 2012
Yet in my mind it made him more than a politician, more than a musician; it made him a mensch.Kinky for Perry
August 24, 2011
If that money actually winds up in the hands of needy kids, James seems like a mensch.The LeBron James Show
July 8, 2010
He is a familiar Apatow mensch, and somehow Rogen gets away with playing this guy over and over without becoming tiresome.How Funny Is Funny People?
July 29, 2009
Also, Mr. Mensch is not accurate in conveying the writer's meaning.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design
I caught several times the word "Mensch," man; and also "Fressen," which last I looked up afterwards in my dictionary.Falk
Spinoza was a God-intoxicated man (Gott-getrunkener 40 Mensch).
In Gothic we find both ‘man,’ and ‘Maunisk,’ the modern German ‘maun,’ and ‘mensch.’Tradition
John Francis Arundell
In Gothic we find both man and mannisks, the modern German mann and mensch.'
Word Origin and History for mensch
"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).