meshuggener

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

meshuggener (comparative more meshuggener, superlative most meshuggener)

  1. Crazy, insane.

NounEdit

meshuggener (plural meshuggeners)

  1. A madman; a crazy person, a nutter.
    • 2006, Howard Jacobson, Kalooki Nights, Vintage 2007, p. 59:
      ‘Enough,’ as Tsedraiter Ike put it, ‘with giving satisfaction to the anti-Semites. Just lock the meshuggener away.’

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Last modified on 17 January 2014, at 06:28