from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A person having admirable characteristics, such as fortitude and firmness of purpose: "He radiates the kind of fundamental decency that has a name in Yiddish; he's a mensch” ( James Atlas).
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- n. Alternative spelling of mentch.
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- n. a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics
Yiddish, human being, mensch, from Middle High German, human being, from Old High German mennisco; see man-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)