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"Just now you discover that everyone here is meshugene?"
"He really wants to climb Mount Everest? He's meshuge!"
"welcome to the meshugene world of Frume Sarah!!" (source)
“He's a meshugana. He went to Florida just to get fresher orange juice." (Weiser)
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Heb משוגע meshugá, Yiddish meshúge (also, Yiddish משוגען* meshúgn, as in משוגענער, משוגענע meshúgener, meshúgene, 'crazy' in attributive or nominalized use)
meshugena, mishugge, meshugana, meshugge, mashugana, meshuge, mishugene, mishugenne, meshugene, meshugener
This word originally stems from Hebrew (via Yiddish), but is more closely associated with Yiddish discourse. In Yiddish, meshugene(r) -- with the "ne(r)" ending -- is used as an attributive adjective modifying a noun (e.g., a meshugene froy, 'a crazy woman'), whereas meshuge is a predicative adjective (zi iz meshuge, 'she is crazy'). This distinction is preserved for many speakers of Jewish English (e.g., "He is absolutely meshuga!" vs. "He is such a meshugene (guy)!").
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