- Yiddish מישעגאָסס (mishegoss), from משוגע (meshuge), “crazy”, from Hebrew משוגע (meshugga`), “crazy”, from שׁוּגַּע (shugga‘) (“be driven mad”), שִׁיגַּע (shigga‘) (“drive mad”). Compare Russian мишигас (mishigas). (Wiktionary)
“But the noted scholar Leo Rosten provides alternative spellings of "mishegoss" and "mishegaas.”
“I think it's great that in the midst of all this mishegoss on the debt ceiling, budget, deficits, stimulus, the committee is taking the time to look at the longer term challenges that middle class families have been struggling with well before the recession took hold.”
“After the Janet Jackson bosom mishegoss, the NFL got scared of hiring young people, because all young people want to do is take off their clothes, and if you watch television, you know the last thing you ever see on TV is young people taking off their clothes.”
“So, the mishegoss that is the overseas market means that all those sorely needed production jobs are coming back home for Christmas, right?”
“And somewhere in this mishegoss, someone is making a shitload of dosh.”
“And it will be back, even though creator Matthew Weiner and the studio and network are in the midst of their usual negotiation mishegoss.”
“It's hardly shocking that Hanukkah and its festival of lights, doesn't hold a candle to Santa, the sleigh, the ambitious elves and his whole chimney mishegoss.”
“VELEZ-MITCHELL: The defense couldn ` t even get bail reduced today because of this mishegoss, as they say.”
“SHEINDLIN: ... we call it mishegoss -- that mishegoss costs the taxpayers in the UK $83,000 a year.”
“Instead, we got a grand mishegoss of secrets, lies, and a concluding theological debate-puzzle that would tax Locke/Jeremy Bentham over on Lost.”
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