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meshuga

or meshugga

[muh-shoo g-uh] /məˈʃʊg ə/
adjective, Slang.
1.
crazy; insane.
Origin of meshuga
1880-1885
1880-85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggāʿ
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  • A year later, the meshuga Monserrate was expelled from the State Senate after he was convicted of a domestic assault.

British Dictionary definitions for meshuga

meshuga

/mɪˈʃʊɡə/
adjective
1.
crazy
Word Origin
from Hebrew
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Word Origin and History for meshuga
adj.

"mad, crazy, stupid," 1892, from Hebrew meshugga, part. of shagag "to go astray, wander." The adjective has forms meshugener, meshugenah before a noun.

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Slang definitions & phrases for meshuga

mean green

noun phrase

Money: Mean green won out over neighborhood purity in the end (1970s+ Black)

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