There's a word that might describe Mitt Romney's sudden shift to supporting the peace process in the Mideast: chutzpah.
She brings her own tea bags in a neat Ziploc bag, and I am mildly awed at her preparedness and chutzpah.
She believed in chutzpah, “the drive to put yourself ahead,” as she defined the Yiddish word.
His rise to the top of the theater industry was meteoric, effortless, and full of chutzpah.
Dad reached the heights of chutzpah when he went to the theater with a friend one night and spotted the actress Gwen Verdon.
Even his opponents must concede the integrity and chutzpah of it all.
I lack the wherewithal to start my own competing certifying board, to say nothing of the chutzpah.
While that remains to be seen, green enthusiasts are keeping an eye on the upstart with the chutzpah to take on big oil.
They had the chutzpah to send me a test email from an outlook.com address.
It was his firm desire to bring some chutzpah into the all too predictable and dreary cuisine on this part of the continent.
also hutzpah, 1892, from Yiddish khutspe "impudence, gall." from Hebrew hutspah. The classic definition is that given by Leo Rosten: "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."
Yiddish term for courage bordering on arrogance, roughly equivalent to “nerve” (in the slang sense): “It took a lot of chutzpah to make such a controversial statement.”
Bright andenergetic; vivacious: a nice, wholesome, chirpy, reasonably intelligent woman (1830s+)