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A.Word.A.Day--meshuga

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This week's theme: Words from Yiddish.

meshuga or meshugga (muh-SHOOG-uh) adjective

Crazy; stupid.

[From Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew meshugga.]

See more usage examples of meshuga in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Plenty of hip-hoppers want to be considered insane, but only Paul Barman wants to be known as meshuga."
David Segal; The Weirder, the Better; The Washington Post; Jun 25, 2000.

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Here lies, extinguished in his prime, / a victim of modernity: / but yesterday he hadn't time--- / and now he has eternity. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

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