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meshuga

1. adjective Crazy; foolish; idiotic; senseless. Adapted from Yiddish meshuge . Spelled a variety of ways in English, including "meshugge," "meshugah," or "meshuggah." I've made no secret about the fact that I think he's meshuga! You want to try to smuggle that stuff past airport security? What are you, meshugge?
2. noun A crazy, foolish, idiotic, or senseless person. I try not to have business dealings with a meshugah like him. What do you think I am, a meshugga? Of course I'll be careful!

meshuga

and meshugah (məˈʃʊgə)
mod. crazy. (From Hebrew meshuggah via Yiddish.) This guy is meshugah!

meshugah

verb
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