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chutzpa

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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British Dictionary definitions for hutzpah

hutzpah

noun
  1. a variant spelling of chutzpah
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