An example of moxie is what a student has who stands up to a cruel teacher.
Origin of moxie; from Moxie, trademark for a soft drink
- 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 of moxieFrom Moxie, trademark for a soft drink with a strong flavor.
From the name of an American patent medicine first manufactured about 1885.