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chutzpa

or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

[ hoot-spuh, khoot- ]
/ ˈhʊt spə, ˈxʊt- /
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noun Slang.
unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall: He had the chutzpa to threaten to sue the people who caught him cheating.
bold self-confidence; daring: He got his first article published through sheer chutzpa while working as a telephone operator for a news agency.
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Origin of chutzpa

First recorded in 1890–95; from Yiddish khutspa, from Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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