from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mencken, H(enry) L(ouis) 1880-1956. American editor and critic. A founder and editor (1924-1933) of the American Mercury, he wrote socially critical essays, often directed toward the complacent middle class.

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  • n. United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)


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