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also me·shug·ga  (mə-sho͝og′ə)
adj. Slang
Crazy; senseless.

[Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew məšuggā', participle of šugga', to be mad; see šgʕ in Semitic roots.]
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[from Hebrew]
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(məˈʃʊg ə)

adj. Slang.
crazy; insane.
[1880–85; < Yiddish meshuge < Hebrew məshuggā‘]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meshuga - senselessmeshuga - 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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An intense man with deep eyes, a full, dark beard and a perpetually troubled-looking brow, Makuch peppers his speech with Hebrew and Yiddish words such as "shalom" and "meshuga;" he has been asked more times than he can remember what it means for a non-Jew to run a Jewish festival for an audience mainly composed of other non-Jews.