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or chutz•pah

(ˈxʊt spə, ˈhʊt-)

n. Slang.
1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2. audacity; nerve.
[1890–95; < Yiddish khutspe < Hebrew ḥūṣpā]
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Noun1.chutzpa - (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
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chutzpah [ˈxʊtspə] N (esp US) → cara f dura
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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By the end, he feels bitter and betrayed toward Joab: the Talmud (Sanhedrin 105a) puts into his mouth the adage, "Brazenness (hutzpa) is the uncrowned king." One wonders how much he has acquiesced in his own exploitation.