Definitions

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  • adj. Crazy, insane.
  • n. A madman; a crazy person, a nutter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. senseless; crazy
  • n. (Yiddish) a crazy fool

Etymologies

From Yiddish משוגענע (meshugene) adj., משוגענער (meshugener, "lunatic"), n. Compare משוגע (meshuge, "crazy"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The meshuggener from our street who used to bully you.

    Kalooki Nights

  • Tsedraiter Ike—himself named after a weakness of the brain that was nearly but not quite the same as that suffered by a meshuggener.

    Kalooki Nights

  • I told you not to read that Dostoyevsky and that meshuggener Kafka when you were fifteen. "

    'Underground'

  • She said, “This Sandy sounds like a meshuggener (Yiddish for a crazy person).

    Prom Success Thanks To Mom

  • After two hours persuading myself I didn’t care where the meshuggener had got to, I thought I had better go and look for him.

    Kalooki Nights

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  • It's on hug, mollybear :-)

    November 5, 2008

  • The stress is on "shug".

    November 5, 2008

  • does anyone know where the stress falls on this word? It could be excellent in lots of ways. But I think best if the stress falls on the 'u'...

    November 5, 2008