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Related to mishegoss: meshuggeneh, Meshugas, tsoris


or mish·e·gaas or mish·e·goss  (mĭsh′ə-gäs′)
n. Slang
Crazy or senseless activity or behavior; craziness.

[Yiddish meshegas, from Hebrew məšuggā'; see meshuga.]


or mish·e·goss  (mĭsh′ə-gäs′)
n. Slang
Variants of meshugaas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mishegoss - (Yiddish) crazinessmishegoss - (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
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
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