mishegoss

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

mishegoss (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Madness; silliness.
    • 2007 February 11, William Safire, “Culpa for Mayor”, New York Times:
      On the contrary, the Michigander’s mishegoss is driven by my choice of the on-guard anticipate when he thinks I should have used the more general, all-purpose verb expect.

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 10:56