Wordsmith: משוגעת meshugás

Mishegoss is a Yiddish word meaning “craziness,” senseless behavior or activity. Other spellings for the word are: meshugaas or mishegaas.

The word refers to a type of craziness with meanings around folly: synonyms include foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery. foolish or senseless behavior.

The word comes into English often in political circles, where the congressional, senatorial and presidential behavior is under the microscope. However, one has to wonder what these leaders are thinking, much less SAYING, with is pure mishegoss!