Origin of moxie
Examples from the Web for moxie
And the CDC team that arrived to ensure they were properly trained and equipped found them in no need of moxie and dedication.
He has a big personality made for TV, plenty of moxie, ego and mental sharpness.
I do not mean to be disrespectful, but Lewis was as disrespectful as could be when he was young and full of moxie.Elizabeth Wurtzel: My Tea Party Mom Loves Al Jazeera America|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The recipe is inexact; a crazy mix of luck, audacity, and moxie.Exclusive: A Photo Essay on the Making of ‘The Spectacular Now’|Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She got the beauty, the brains, the wit—but most importantly, the moxie.Family Feud: Which ‘Downton Abbey’ Sister Is the Best?|Caitlin Dickson, Kevin Fallon, Abby Haglage|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I had never before seen or heard this bird, and its loud cackle in the woods about Moxie was a new sound to me.
The woods about Moxie Lake were literally carpeted with Linna.
Trout weighing four and five pounds have been taken at Moxie, but none of that size came to our hand.
Word Origin for moxie
"courage," 1930, from Moxie, brand name of a bitter, non-alcoholic drink, 1885, perhaps as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to "build up your nerve;" despite legendary origin stories put out by the company that made it, it is perhaps ultimately from a New England Indian word (it figures in river and lake names in Maine, where it is apparently from Abenaki and means "dark water"). Much-imitated in its day; in 1917 the Moxie Company won an infringement suit against a competitor's beverage marketed as "Proxie."