Literally, a human being. Used to describe someone who is a really nice person. Someone who always puts others first. Calling someone a mentsch is the highest compliment you can give. Yiddish.

German or Yiddish for a human being. In American Jewish slang, to be a mensch is to be a really heroic person (not the same as being the man).

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