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or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-]
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noun Slang.
  1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
  2. audacity; nerve.
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Origin of chutzpa

1890–95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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Related Words for hutzpah

boldness, nerve, discourtesy, gall, overconfidence, presumptuousness, impertinence, sauciness, brazenness, forwardness, cheekiness, rudeness, chutzpah, effrontery, disrespect, cheek, pushiness, audacity, insolence, chutzpa

British Dictionary definitions for hutzpah


  1. a variant spelling of chutzpah
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