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or me·shug·ga

[muh-shoo g-uh]
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adjective Slang.
  1. crazy; insane.
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Origin of meshuga

1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggāʿ
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  1. crazy
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Word Origin

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.

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