mishegoss

Pronunciations

mishegoss (MIH-shuh-gahs)

Definitions

  • n. "Foolishness, nonsense, craziness." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "I don't want to get involved in their mishegos."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • משוגעת meshugás

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      mishugas, meshugas, mishegas

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