chutzpa

chutzpa

[khoot-spuh, hoot-]
noun Slang.
1.
unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2.
audacity; nerve.
Also, chutzpah, hutzpa, hutzpah.


Origin:
1890–95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā

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