Definition of meshuga in English:


Line breaks: me|shuga
Pronunciation: /mɪˈʃʊgə
(also meshugga)


North American informal
  • (Of a person) mad; crazy: either a miracle is taking place, or we’re all meshuga
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    • Goaded a bit, the executive responds with an almost hysterical edge: ‘Are you meshuga?’
    • Click on the gefilte fish on the site's main page, and you're welcomed into a colorful, if slightly meshuga, jumble of gay Judaism.
    • His spelling better reflects the pronunciation of the Yiddish term (mish-eh-GOSS) than Dowd's - is rooted in the Hebrew adjective meshuga, ‘mad, insane.’


late 19th century: from Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew.

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