chutzpah


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chutz·pah

also hutz·pah  (KHo͝ot′spə, ho͝ot′-)
n.
Utter nerve; effrontery: "has the chutzpah to claim a lock on God and morality" (New York Times).

[Yiddish khutspe, from Mishnaic Hebrew ḥuṣpâ, from ḥāṣap, to be insolent; see ḥṣp in Semitic roots.]

chutzpah

(ˈxʊtspə) or

hutzpah

n
informal shameless audacity; impudence
[C20: from Yiddish]

chutzpah

A Yiddish term meaning audacity, courage, or nerve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
cheekiness, insolence, impertinence, impudence, crust, freshness, gall - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

chutzpah

also hutzpah
noun
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I have to admire the chutzpah of Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane (pictured) - "who hails from the North East" (natch) - (The Journal, 22.
P-Noy's comment on the President Duterte's war on drugs as being ineffective is shamelessly cocky and an outrageous chutzpah,' Panelo said in a statement.
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Chutzpah - a word naturalised in the English lexicon a long time ago, means to be insolent enough as to overstep the boundaries of accepted behaviour without fear of the consequences.
I loved the chutzpah of one women who responded to the story: Who cares?
A unique blend of chutzpah and vulnerability mark this story of a girl born with the looks of an ape.
Flying Clouds Division 2 win was as decisive, Piggott's Beneteau First 40 defeating Bruce Taylor's Caprice 40 Chutzpah by nearly five minutes and Derek and Martin Sheppard's Beneteau 45, Black Sheep, by more.
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TIM Farron's breathtaking chutzpah is commendable when he could fit the Lib Dems' surviving eight MPs in a Mazda Bongo.
Starting from now, they will not have the chutzpah to keep their grip on occupied Palestine, and they will not be able to crush the new Palestinian uprising while the council looks the other way.
It takes chutzpah for a Jewish-style deli to distribute a recipe for red braided pork belly that starts with the ingredients "two tablespoons of kosher salt.
Whatever explanation you want to give for it, though, there's no question that Pakistanis have chutzpah in droves.