One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
Mad or foolish ideas or behaviour.‘there's method in this man's meshugaas’
insanity, insaneness, dementia, mental illness, derangement, dementedness, instability, unsoundness of mind, lunacy, distraction, depression, mania, hysteria, frenzy, psychosis, psychopathy, schizophrenia, hydrophobiaView synonyms
- ‘Having skipped the election meshugaas, except as a spectator, I thought I was in for a calm year of commentary.’
- ‘And while it has thus far been unable to realize a minor profit, at least it has each week conjured the meshugaas of Damian and of Kalvos.’
- ‘My only excuse is that amidst all the meshugaas going on on Wednesday, particularly the fact I was so hung over, I simply made a mistake.’
- ‘They learned that they did not need to be entertained by man-made meshugaas.’
- ‘But what about the reporter whose research started the whole impeachment meshugaas of 1998 when the gossip maven broke details of the investigation in his online column?’
- ‘The one in Iraq may still read like a success story to a handful of Likudo-fascists, but looks like a stinking meshugaas to the rest of the planet.’
Early 20th century: Yiddish, noun from meshuga.
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