or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah
[hoo t-spuh, khoo t-]
- unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
- audacity; nerve.
Origin of chutzpa
1890–95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā
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Related Words for hutzpahboldness, nerve, discourtesy, gall, overconfidence, presumptuousness, impertinence, sauciness, brazenness, forwardness, cheekiness, rudeness, chutzpah, effrontery, disrespect, cheek, pushiness, audacity, insolence, chutzpa
- a variant spelling of chutzpah
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