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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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But he's not a youngster anymore, and still, still with this socialist meshugas! "Like Orwell before him, Howe would reiterate, as much in grief as in justification: "Good causes attract poor advocates."
Knowing well that her husband has never before set foot in Vienna, Renee asks Noam to explain his meshugas. "I've always known that I lived before, that this particular persona wasn't my first.
For one thing, the Massachusetts Governor was committed to a higher road in the campaign that would not allow for Kochian meshugas. For another, the Dukakis campaign was being organized, sotto voce, by Cuomo allies and operatives, and what was left in its wake would not be easily available for Koch to use for his purposes next year.
Somewhere along the line, there must have been someone whose name was never mentioned, yet who had a name, a family with its own ramifications, its own meshugas, its own medical history to be charted by some enterprising niece.