Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n- An impractical contemplative person having no definite trade, business, or income.

Usage examples (5)
  • Third, and most striking to me, is that these remarks showed him to be an unprofessional luftmensch.
  • Greenberg's arrogant luftmensch routine is infuriating-everyone but him wants to live in the here and now.
  • The story begins when Voshchev, a classic Chekhovian luftmensch, is fired from his job for excessive "thoughtfulness amid the general tempo of labor."
  • He's obviously a judgmental, punitive, rigid ideologue at heart, and a bully, but he's also a luftmensch, lost in abstraction and theory, who would rather win an... for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.