chutzpa

or chutz·pah, hutz·pa, hutz·pah

[ hoo t-spuh, khoo t- ]
/ ˈhʊt spə, ˈxʊt- /

noun Slang.

unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
audacity; nerve.

Nearby words

  1. chute,
  2. chute the chute,
  3. chute-the-chute,
  4. chutist,
  5. chutney,
  6. chutzpah,
  7. chuuk,
  8. chuuk islands,
  9. chuvash,
  10. chuvash autonomous republic

Origin of chutzpa

1890–95; < Yiddish khutspa < Aramaic ḥūṣpā

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for hutzpah

hutzpah

/ (ˈxʊtspə) /

noun

a variant spelling of chutzpah
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012