or mens


noun, plural men's.

a range of sizes in even and odd numbers for garments made for men.
a garment in this size range.
the department or section of a store where these garments are sold.

Origin of men's

mens sana in corpore sano

[mens sah-nah in kohr-poh-re sah-noh; English menz sey-nuh in kawr-puh-ree sey-noh]


a sound mind in a sound body. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mens

Contemporary Examples of mens

Historical Examples of mens

  • I am fain to keep it, you see, whoever got it; it may be other Mens Cases as well as mine.

  • Mens sano in corpore sanae—you should hear some of our chaps yell about that.

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • The mens sana in corpore sano of old age is most to be wondered at.

  • Mens argument, or rather arguing, and above all debating, he disliked.

    Spare Hours

    John Brown

  • There would be mens work in England for all the Doggies in England to do.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

Word Origin and History for mens

mens sana in corpore sano

c.1600, Latin, literally "a sound mind in a sound body," a line found in Juvenal, "Satires," x.356.

Mens sana in corpore sano is a contradiction in terms, the fantasy of a Mr. Have-your-cake-and-eat-it. No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane. Hitler was the archetype of the abstemious man. When the other krauts saw him drink water in the Beer Hall they should have known he was not to be trusted. [A.J. Liebling, "Between Meals," 1962]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper