What does chutzpah mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah(noun)

    (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity


  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.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chutzpah in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chutzpah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump’s the height of chutzpah.

  2. Judge Judy Sheindlin:

    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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