: a person of integrity and honor
menschy adjective

Examples of mensch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scott Bakula was such a mensch about it, but all these other ‘Trek’ shows went seven seasons. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 25 July 2023 Although Tate poses as an uber-mensch prophet, the only thing that distinguishes him from other manosphere whingers is his ability to work the scroll-dependent, short-form attention span of social media. Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2022 My Justin, who will always be the face of the Dodgers, was a mensch, a real human being, who along with his wife, Kourtney, did marvelously caring services for the entire Los Angeles community. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2022 Jonah is a mensch for engaging constructively with his critics. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2012 First, here’s a modest suggestion for dealing with those who do choose to leave: Be a mensch; wish them well and thank them for their contributions. Deborah Lovich, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mensch was in 1856

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“Mensch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mensch. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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