- Moxie is a slang term for guts or attitude.
An example of moxie is what a student has who stands up to a cruel teacher.
Origin: after Moxie, trademark for a soft drink
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- The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
- Aggressive energy; initiative: “His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge” (Patricia Hampl).
- Skill; know-how.
Origin: From Moxie, trademark for a soft drink.