mensches

mensch

[mench]
noun, plural menschen [men-chuhn] , mensches. Informal.
a decent, upright, mature, and responsible person.

Origin:
1950–55; < Yiddish mentsh man, human being < Middle High German mensch (German Mensch), Old High German mennisco, mannisco; see man1, -ish1

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mensch
"person of strength and honor," 1909, from Yiddish, from Ger., lit. "man, person."
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mensch definition

[mɛntʃ]
  1. n.
    a mature and responsible person. (From German via Yiddish.) : Now there goes a real mensch!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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