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  1. chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah(noun)

    (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

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  1. chutzpah(Noun)

    Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion;

  2. Origin: Originated 1890–95 from חוצפּה, from Mishnaic חצפה, from חצף.

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  1. Chutzpah

    Chutzpah is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad. The Yiddish word derives from the Hebrew word ḥutspâ, meaning "insolence" or "audacity". The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularized through vernacular use in film, literature, and television. The word is sometimes interpreted—particularly in business parlance—as meaning the amount of courage, mettle or ardor that an individual has. However in more traditional usage, chutzpah is invariably negative.


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