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nouninformal North American
A mad or idiotic person.
- ‘they thought he was a meshuggena, and they locked him in his room’
- ‘The key to understanding the meshuggana, is that he requires an emotional response from those he dislikes.’
- ‘If you see me walking down the street waving my hands around and swaying like a meshuggana, I'm just conducting the orchestra to music I hear in my head.’
- ‘For the overwhelmingly Italian audience phrases such as ‘world-class meshuggana’ probably lost something in translation.’
Early 20th century (as an adjective): variant of meshuga.
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