- crazy; insane.
Origin of meshuga
1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggāʿ
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Examples from the Web for meshuga
A year later, the meshuga Monserrate was expelled from the State Senate after he was convicted of a domestic assault.Look Who's Talking Yiddish!
July 15, 2011
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Word Origin and History for meshuga
"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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