לופֿטמענטש

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From לופֿט(luft, air) +‎ מענטש(mentsh, man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

לופֿטמענטש (luftmentshm, plural לופֿטמענטשן(luftmentshn)

  1. luftmensch
    • 1992, Di Goldene Keyt, page 91.
      זאַל איך אידעאַליזירן די יידישע סוחרים, שניידערס, לופֿטמענטשן?‎‎
      zal ikh idealizirn di yidishe soykhrim, shnayders, luftmentshn?
      Shall I idealize the Jewish merchants, tailors, luftmenschen?

References[edit]

  • Uriel Weinreich, Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary (1968)