mishegoss mishegoss

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Says her creator: "Fear of Flying is a litmus test for everybody's mishegoss Yiddish for craziness.

News

  • ObamaCare Staggers Toward the October 1 Finish Line (5)

    By Lambert Strether of Corrente . And never mind that the Democratic nomenhackura has redefined October 1 as a "soft launch" ; it's still the first chance people are going to get to see the Exchanges in action, and you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And never mind the whole defund ObamaCare slash government shutdown slash debt ceiling mishegoss and all the yammering and ...
    on September 26, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

Quotes

  1. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls the Senate a "train wreck" and the stalemate "craziness and mishegoss" - craziness in Yiddish.
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: USA Today

  2. "It's about accepting the whole mishegoss," says Yazbek, the son of a Jewish-Italian mother and Lebanese-Arab father. "I'd say the thread connecting these songs is loss and anger, and almost always the comic side of that."
    on May 30, 2008 By: David Yazbek Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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