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chutzpa

[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-] /ˈhʊt spə, ˈxʊt-/
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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chirpy

adjective

Bright andenergetic; vivacious: a nice, wholesome, chirpy, reasonably intelligent woman (1830s+)


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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