moxie

[ mok-see ]
/ ˈmɒk si /

noun Slang.

courageous spirit and determination; perseverance: The pitcher showed his moxie in Sunday’s win.

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Origin of moxie

An Americanism first recorded in 1925–30; after Moxie, a trademark (name of a soft drink)
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British Dictionary definitions for moxie

moxie
/ (ˈmɒksɪ) /

noun

US and Canadian slang courage, nerve, or vigour

Word Origin for moxie

from the trademark Moxie, a soft drink
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