The definition of chutzpah is a Yiddish word that refers to shameless boldness or almost-arrogant courage.(noun)
When you go right up to the president of a company and tell him he needs to give you a job, this is an example of chutzpah.
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Origin: Yiddish khutspe
Origin: , from Mishnaic Hebrew ḥuṣpâ
Origin: , from ḥāṣap, to be insolent; see ḥṣp in Semitic roots.
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