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meshuggener

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /məˈʃʊɡənə/

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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