- Yiddish meshuge, from Hebrew məšuggā', participle of šugga', to be mad; see šgʿ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once you're aware of this meshuga (crazy) food on your plate, you may wonder why no one bothered to tell you that there are flounder parts (or RoundUp) in your Chopped Salad?”
“Jamie Lee Curtis, Curtis 'daughter from his first marriage with "Psycho" actress Janet Leigh, teared up as she described a man who was, she said, "a little meshuga" – Yiddish for crazy – but always full of life.”
“With the advent of radio in the 1920's and 1930's America entered it's next phase of new media meshuga.”
“In the February issue of The Atlantic Monthly, Robert D. Kaplan extrapolated from the implosion of public order in West Africa and posited a world slowly overwhelmed by sociopathic street gangs, each with its own charismatic gangsta-meshuga.”
“Kahane was a gangsta-meshuga, a nut case who could talk the talk.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And their reaction was, as they said that I'm a little meshuga.”
“Believe it or not, that's the insinuation of the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, the Arizona Democratic Party, the Arizona Republic, and countless blogosphere crackpots, some of whom have lumped Hayworth in with Malibu meshuga Mel Gibson and Gibson's tequila-fueled tirade against matzo-munchers worldwide.”
“To their threats against the exploration of science, I say: just ignore the meshuga! buddha”
“Local Jewish politicians, community leaders, and clergy condemned Cohn and told him to stay away, that he was a meshuga, “a nut.””
“You're _meshuga_ if you get involved with such an idiotic scheme.”
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