[meng-kuh n]


H(enry) L(ouis),1880–1956, U.S. writer, editor, and critic.

Related formsMenc·ke·ni·an [meng-kee-nee-uh n] /mɛŋˈki ni ən/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of mencken

  • Mencken, who delivered a discourse De Campani odio in Germanos.

  • Ten years ago the name of Mencken would have stood against the world.


    G. G. Putnam and Others

  • You are, let us say, the very epitome of the man Mr. Mencken and Mr. Lewis tell us about so charmingly.


    Philip Wylie

  • It has been twice edited, by Mencken and by Riedel; both editions are said to be inaccurate.

  • Mr. Mencken explains why the use of "sick" for "ill" is taboo in England, except among the very youngest Realists.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

    Maurice Francis Egan

British Dictionary definitions for mencken



H (enry) L (ouis). 1880–1956, US journalist and literary critic, noted for The American Language (1919): editor of the Smart Set and the American Mercury, which he founded (1924)
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