PRONUNCIATION: (mench, mensh)

plural menschen (MEN-chuhn, MEN-shuhn) or mensches

MEANING: noun: A decent, upright, honorable person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish mentsh (man, human being), from Middle High German mensch, from Old High German mennisco. Earliest documented use: 1911.

AMENSCH - response to a prayer, mumbled by a drunken congregant

MENSAH - a social group of very high-IQ Southerners

MEN'S "ICH" - a treatise about the German male ego