(slang) Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion;
Origin of Chutzpah
Originated 1890–95 from Yiddish חוצפּה (khutspe), from Mishnaic Hebrew חֻצְפָּה (khutspá), from חָצַף (khátsaf, “to be insolent”). Ultimately from Aramaic חוצפא (ḥuṣpāʾ), חֲצַף (ḥaṣap, “to be insolent”).
Yiddish khutspe from Mishnaic Hebrew ḥuṭpâ from ḥāṭap to be insolent ḥṭp in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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