chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah(noun)
(Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion;
Origin: Originated 1890–95 from חוצפּה, from Mishnaic חצפה, from חצף.
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.
The numerical value of chutzpah in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of chutzpah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Donald Trump’s the height of chutzpah.
The fact that Richard Lawrence is complaining about my salary is actually hilarious, i met Mr. Lawrence for 2 hours some 21years ago. Neither I nor anyone involved in the day-to-day production of my program has heard from him in 20 years. Not a card, not a gift, not a flower, not a congratulations. Yet he has somehow received over $17,000,000 from my program. My rudimentary math translates that into $8,500,000 an hour for Mr. Lawrence. Not a bad payday. Now complaining about not getting enough money, that’s real chutzpah!
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Translations for chutzpah
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- безсрамие, нахалствоBulgarian
- drzost, chucpe, voprsklostCzech
- culot, audace, chutzpahFrench
- одважност, дрскостMacedonian
- kpina, bezczelność, hucpaPolish
- tupeu, țâfnăRomanian
- хамство, дерзость, наглость, нахальствоRussian
- дрчност, drskost, drčnost, дрскостSerbo-Croatian
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