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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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Adj.1.meshugga - senselessmeshugga - 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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Mencken's mammoth study American Language, which documented the differences between American and British English, included a number of Yiddish terms and even Yiddish grammar within its taxonomy of American English: "In New York City, the high density of Eastern Jews in the population has made almost every New Yorker familiar with a long list of Yiddish words, e.g., kosher, shadchan, matzoth, mazuma, yom kippur, meshugga and gefilte-fisch....
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