meshuggener
noun Etymology: Yiddish meshugener, from meshuge Date: 1900 a foolish or crazy person

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  • meshuggener — 1. adjective /məˈʃʊɡənə/ Crazy, insane. 2. noun /məˈʃʊɡənə/ A madman; a crazy person, a nutter. ‘Enough,’ as Tsedraiter Ike put it, ‘with giving satisfaction to the anti Semites. Just lock the meshuggener away.’ …   Wiktionary

  • meshuggener — n. (Yiddish) crazy fool; person who is totally unreasonable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meshuggener —    , meshugana    (meh SHOO geh nah) [Yiddish, from Hebrew] A slang term for a crazy or excessively foolish person. Also written as meshuggana …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • meshuggener — I noun (Yiddish) a crazy fool • Syn: ↑meshuggeneh • Derivationally related forms: ↑meshuggeneh (for: ↑meshuggeneh) • Topics …   Useful english dictionary

  • meshuggeneh — I noun (Yiddish) a crazy fool • Syn: ↑meshuggener • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑fool, ↑sap, ↑saphead, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • meshugeneh — or meshuggeneh or meshuganah [mə shoog′ənərmə shoog′ə nə] adj. 〚Yiddish〛 MESHUGA n. a crazy, eccentric, or foolish person: Also meshugener or …   Universalium

  • meshugana — /meuh shoog euh neuh/, n. Slang. a crazy person. Also, meshuggana, meshuggener /meuh shoog euh neuhr/. [1880 85; < Yiddish meshugener, equiv. to meshuga MESHUGA + epenthetic n + er ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yiddish words used by English-speaking Jews — Yiddish words may be used in a primarily English language context. An English sentence that uses these words sometimes is said to be in Yinglish, however the primary meaning of Yinglish is an anglicism used in Yiddish. This secondary sense of the …   Wikipedia

  • meshugeneh — or meshuggeneh or meshuganah [mə shoog′ənərmə shoog′ə nə] adj. [Yiddish] MESHUGA n. a crazy, eccentric, or foolish person: Also meshugener or meshuggener [mə shoog′ənər] …   English World dictionary

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