Definition of meshuga in English:

meshuga

(also meshugga)

adjective

North American
informal
  • (of a person) mad; crazy.

    ‘either a miracle is taking place, or we're all meshuga’
    • ‘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?’’
    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 hare
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

meshuga

/mɪˈʃʊɡə/