• adv. Unusually, incredibly.

  • adj. Bizarre.

Example Sentences

  • “The Baal Tefilla has a meshunedik wonderful voice.” (Weiser)

  • “I was in tears because the badchan was so meshunedik funny.” (Weiser)

  • "Eventually, some 12 years after coming up with the idea, Ellis managed to convince a label that the concept was not all that meshunedik and the result is Hanukkah Swings!, ten songs celebrating the Festival of Lights using big, bright horns, jazzy rhythms and Ellis’s own synagogue-choir-honed croon." (source)

  • “The speaker had some meshunedike ideas that caused us not to trust him.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y משונהדיק meshunedik

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings


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