mensch

[ mench ]
/ mɛntʃ /

noun, plural mensch·en [men-chuh n] /ˈmɛn tʃən/, mensch·es. Informal.

a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person.

Origin of mensch

1950–55; < Yiddish mentsh man, human being < Middle High German mensch (German Mensch), Old High German mennisco, mannisco; see man1, -ish1
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