meshugga

meshuga

[muh-shoog-uh]
adjective Slang.
crazy; insane.
Also, meshugga.


Origin:
1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggāʿ

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meshuga (mɪˈʃʊɡə)
 
adj
crazy
 
[from Hebrew]

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

[məˈʃʊgə]
and meshugah
  1. mod.
    crazy. (From Hebrew meshuggah via Yiddish.) : This guy is meshugah!
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