meshuga

   , meshugge
   (meh-SHOO-geh) [Yiddish, from Hebrew] A slang term meaning crazy, nuts, insane. Also written as meshugah, meshuggah.

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  • meshuga — mad, crazy, stupid, 1892, from Heb. meshugga, part. of shagag to go astray, wander. The adjective has forms meshugener, meshugenah before a noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • meshuga — [mə shoog′ə] adj. [Yiddish < Heb meshuggāh] crazy; mad; insane: also meshugga or meshugah …   English World dictionary

  • meshuga — AND meshugah [ma Juga] mod. crazy. (From Hebrew meshuggah via Yiddish.) □ What a meshuga day! □ This guy is meshugah! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • meshuga — or meshugge; also meshugah or meshuggah adjective Etymology: Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew mĕshuggā‘ Date: 1885 crazy, foolish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meshuga — /meuh shoog euh/, adj. Slang. crazy; insane. Also, meshugga. [1880 85; < Yiddish meshuge < Heb mashugga ] * * * …   Universalium

  • meshuga — adj. (From Yiddish) crazy, insane, nuts , mad (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meshuga — [mɪ ʃʊgə] (also meshugga) adjective N. Amer. informal mad; crazy. Origin C19: from Yiddish meshuge, from Heb …   English new terms dictionary

  • meshuga — me·shu·ga …   English syllables

  • meshuga — me•shu•ga [[t]məˈʃʊg ə[/t]] adj. Slang. sts crazy; insane • Etymology: 1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Heb məshuggā‘ …   From formal English to slang

  • meshuga — adjective senseless; crazy • Syn: ↑meshugge, ↑meshugga, ↑meshuggeneh, ↑meshuggener • Similar to: ↑impractical • Derivationally related forms: ↑meshuggeneh …   Useful english dictionary

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