mensch n : a decent responsible person with admirable characteristics [syn: mensh]
- /mɛnʃ/ /mEnS/
EtymologyDerived from the mensche, mensch, from the mennisko (from OHG mennisk). Originally an adjective in Old High German, the word has become a noun in standard New High German, but this is not the case in all German dialects. Cognates include Swedish människa.
- (English, through Yiddish) mensch