moxie


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mox·ie

 (mŏk′sē)
n. Slang
1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
2. Aggressive energy; initiative: "His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge" (Patricia Hampl).
3. Skill; know-how.

[From Moxie, trademark for a soft drink with a strong flavor.]

moxie

(ˈmɒksɪ)
n
slang US and Canadian courage, nerve, or vigour
[from the trademark Moxie, a soft drink]

mox•ie

(ˈmɒk si)

n. Slang.
1. vigor; pep.
2. boldness; nerve.
[1925–30, Amer.; after Moxie, trademark name of a soft drink]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moxie - fortitude and determinationmoxie - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

moxie

noun
Slang. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
Informal: spunk, spunkiness.
Slang: gut (used in plural), gutsiness.
Translations

moxie

moxy [ˈmɒksɪ] N (US) (= courage) → valor m; (= nerve) → sangre fría f; (= vigour) → vigor m, dinamismo m

moxie

[ˈmɒksi] n (US) (= guts) to have the moxie to do sth → avoir les tripes de faire qch

moxie

n (US sl) (= verve, determination)Power f (inf); (= courage)Mumm f (inf); (= skill, know-how)Fachwissen nt, → Sachkenntnis f; he’s got the moxieer ist ein Powertyp (inf)
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