mishegoss

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Yiddish משוגעת ‎(meshugas), from משוגע ‎(meshuge, crazy), from Hebrew משוגע ‎(meshugga`, crazy), from שׁוּגַּע ‎(shugga‘, be driven mad), שִׁיגַּע ‎(shigga‘, drive mad).

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mishegoss ‎(uncountable)

  1. (slang) Madness; silliness.
    • 2007 February 11, William Safire, “Culpa for Mayor”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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