chutzpa

or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

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

noun Slang.

unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
audacity; nerve.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of chutzpa

1890–95; <Yiddish khutspa<Aramaic ḥūṣpā
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020