meshugah

meshuga

1. adjective Crazy, foolish, idiotic, or senseless. From Yiddish meshuge. Spelled in 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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Roz points admiringly to future daughter-in-law Pam's ponim (rear end); refers to Bernie's plotzing (bursting) over Pam's pregancy; herself kvells (effuses) at the news; calls Jack "a little bit meshugah" (crazy); and, most important to the narrative, teaches Dina the meaning of the phrase neeshtgeet (not good).
I told myself to stop plotting the match because too much would make me meshugah in the head.
They fully understand what might follow - they are radical but not total 'meshugah' (Yiddish for crazy).
THE sweltering conditions got the better of Mark Johnston's Swiss Act and he could finish no better than seventh behind impressive winner Meshugah, who led home a French 1-2, in the Davidoff Swiss Derby at Frauenfeld, Zurich, yesterday.
"Meshugah. But somehow we always make it by sundown."
Every congregation should have certain values or practices about which it is "meshugah ledavar"--absolutely passionate.
Aaron Greidinger Ned Eisenberg Max Aberdam Ben Hammer Miriam Zalkind Elizabeth Marvel Stanley Bardeles Ted Koch Priva Barbara Andres The thoughtful subjects, complex characters and rich social background of Isaac Bashevis Singer's compassionate novels about the day-to-day struggles of Jewish emigres starting new lives in postwar New York lend themselves generously to helmer Loretta Greco's "Meshugah," with its pro perfs and polished stagecraft.
It is too easy to read a novel such as Singer's Meshugah (1994) and consider it only in the terms specified by the broad concepts applied to traditional 'American Studies' strategies of reading.
Singer has created another world in his posthumous novel Meshugah, which reads like an autobiography and was first published serially in 1981-83.
However, the leading home hope is the Swiss 2,000 Guineas hero Pont Des Arts, winner of his last five races, while Meshugah, from the Richard Gibson yard, could prove the pick of five French challengers.
In his four novels focused on America, Shadows on the Hudson, Enemies: A Love Story, The Penitent, and Meshugah, Singer looks at the effect that this country has had on Jews.
Aaron Greidinger David Chandler Max Michael Constantine Miriam Elizabeth Marvel Waiter/Stanley Jason Kolotouros Priva/The Woman Who Tells Rita Zohar Chaim Rabbi/Morris Joel/Leon/Allen Swift Stefa/Tzlova Gordana Rashovich McCarter Theater artistic director Emily Mann has dramatized "Meshugah," the provocative 1994 novella by Nobel Price winner Isaac Bashevis Singer that explores the lives of Holocaust survivors living on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the early '50s.
But he is also a writer who has written extensively about America in Enemies: A Love Story, The Penitent, and the posthumously published Meshugah and Shadows on the Hudson.
Loretta Greco directed Marvel in an adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel Meshugah, in which she played Miriam Zalkind, a sexy young Holocaust survivor, married to one man and mistress to two others--a role she reprised from an earlier production at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J.