chutzpa

or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

[ hoot-spuh, khoot- ]
/ ˈhʊt spə, ˈxʊt- /

noun Slang.

unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
audacity; nerve.

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Origin of chutzpa

1890–95; <Yiddish khutspa<Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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