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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


chutzpah [ˈxʊtspə] N (esp US) → cara f dura