\ ˈmen(t)sh How to pronounce mensch (audio) \

Definition of mensch

: a person of integrity and honor

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Other Words from mensch

menschy \ ˈmen(t)-​shē How to pronounce menschy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mensch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Howard’s genius wardrobe was created by costume designer and stylist Miyako Bellizzi, along with consultant and fashion mensch Mordechai Rubinstein. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "How Uncut Gems Finds the Beauty in Schmuck Style," 10 Dec. 2019 The pricing for the festival: $118 for all six films and priority seating with a mensch pass; $66 for all six films and second seating with a series pass; and $12 per individual ticket, which translates into third seating. Hal Boedeker,, "Jewish film festival, ‘City Lights,’ ‘WALL-E’ on Enzian schedule," 3 Nov. 2019 Mister Mort aka Mordechai Rubenstein, everyone’s favorite jovial mensch and street style photographer, wore a monogrammed white polo shirt and a pair of rainbow tinged seersucker pants. Vogue, "Thom Browne and FarFetch Host a Fantastical Seersucker Picnic at NeueHouse," 23 Aug. 2019 Some cheered for Rickie Fowler, who is widely acknowledged to be the American contingent’s leading young mensch, or for Phil Mickelson, whom many writers privately described as its reigning jerk. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Inside the Cultish Dreamworld of Augusta National," 14 June 2019 Brodesser-Akner is a master of zeitgeisty pith and Toby, while occasionally too saintly for realism’s sake, is a delightful mensch. Vogue, "10 New Books to Read This Summer," 31 May 2019 Commander Lawrence revealing himself to be (maybe) a mensch! Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Finale Offers a Light in the Darkness," 11 July 2018 Plus, people in the gray area between mensch and monster – the ones with histories of warmth and decency who have lately veered into anger - need more loving people in their lives, not fewer. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Best friend wants to speak up about the way pal treats her husband," 13 June 2018 And watching her re-connect with a mensch from her past is a pleasure. Joanne Kaufman, WSJ, "Summer Books: Beach Reading," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of mensch

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mensch

Yiddish mentsh human being, from Middle High German mensch, from Old High German mennisco; akin to Old English man human being, man

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The first known use of mensch was in 1856

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5 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mensch.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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