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chutzpa

[khoo t-spuh, hoo t-] /ˈxʊt spə, ˈhʊt-/
noun, Slang.
1.
unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
2.
audacity; nerve.
Also, chutzpah, hutzpa, hutzpah.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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chutzpa

noun

(Variations: chuzpa or hutzpa or hutzpah) Extreme and offensive brashness; arrogant presumption; hubris: Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan/ The hutzpah of using Studio 54 was much commented on (1892+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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