or me·shug·ga

[muh-shoo g-uh]

adjective Slang.

crazy; insane.

Origin of meshuga

1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggāʿ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of meshuga

  • 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




Word Origin for meshuga

from Hebrew
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper