meshuggeneh


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me·shug·ge·neh

 (mə-sho͝og′ə-nə) or me·shug·ge·ner (-nər)
adj.
Crazy; senseless.
n.
One who is crazy.

[Yiddish meshugener, meshugene, masculine and feminine sing. of meshuge; see meshuga.]

meshuggeneh

(mɪˈʃʊɡənə) or

meshuggenah

n
an insane or stupid person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meshuggeneh - (Yiddish) a crazy fool
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
Adj.1.meshuggeneh - senselessmeshuggeneh - senseless; crazy      
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
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