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Slang definitions & phrases for mensh



  1. An admirable and substantial person; a decent and mature person: wear good clothes and look like a mensch/ A generous little mensch gets French manicure gift certificates for his girlfriend
  2. A virile man •Can also be used of women: mensch, a stand-up he-man/ Trigere, almost alone, is mensch enough to candidly dismiss the misogynous midi

[1909+; fr Yiddish, literally ''person, man'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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