Moxie definition

mŏksē
The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
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(slang) Courage, pluck, perseverance, etc.; guts.
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Aggressive energy; initiative.
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Skill; know-how.
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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.

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Origin of moxie

  • From Moxie trademark for a soft drink with a strong flavor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the name of an American patent medicine first manufactured about 1885.

    From Wiktionary