Definition of chutzpah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈxʊtspə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈxʊtspə//
; BrE BrE//ˈhʊtspə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊtspə//
[uncountable] (often approving) Confident
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behaviour, or a person’s attitude, that is rude or shocking but so confident that people may feel forced to admire it synonym nerve See related entries: Confident Word Originlate 19th cent.: Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chutzpah