One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) mad; crazy.‘either a miracle is taking place, or we're all meshuga’
severely mentally ill, mentally ill, insane, mad, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, not together, crazed, maniac, maniacal, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hareView synonyms
- ‘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.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Goaded a bit, the executive responds with an almost hysterical edge: ‘Are you meshuga?’’
Late 19th century: from Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew.
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