noun, plural mensch·en [men-chuh n] /ˈmɛn tʃən/, mensch·es. Informal.
- mens rea,
- mens sana in corpore sano,
Origin of mensch
Examples from the Web for mensch
His proposal is the work of a mensch and, no doubt, an act of love.
Yet in my mind it made him more than a politician, more than a musician; it made him a mensch.
If that money actually winds up in the hands of needy kids, James seems like a mensch.
He is a familiar Apatow mensch, and somehow Rogen gets away with playing this guy over and over without becoming tiresome.
I caught several times the word "Mensch," man; and also "Fressen," which last I looked up afterwards in my dictionary.Falk|Joseph Conrad
Mr. Mensch says that the proposed design of a retaining wall would be difficult and expensive to install.
In Gothic we find both ‘man,’ and ‘Maunisk,’ the modern German ‘maun,’ and ‘mensch.’Tradition|John Francis Arundell
A partial reply to Mr. Thompson's discussion will be found in the writer's response to Mr. Mensch.
Mr. Mensch's next paragraph does not show a careful perusal of the paper.
"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).