chutzpa

or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-]

noun Slang.

unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
audacity; nerve.

Origin of chutzpa

1890–95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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