mishegoss

Alternative Spellings

mishegas, meshugas, mishugas

Definitions

  • "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

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).

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