Definition of Chutzpah

1. Noun. (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity.

Exact synonyms: Chutzpa, Hutzpah
Generic synonyms: Cheekiness, Crust, Freshness, Gall, Impertinence, Impudence, Insolence
Category relationships: Yiddish



Definition of Chutzpah

1. Noun. (slang) Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion; ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chutzpah

1. supreme self-confidence [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chutzpah

chute-the-chute
chuted
chutelike
chutes
chutes and ladders
chuting
chutist
chutists
chutnee
chutnees
chutney
chutneys
chutta
chutzpa
chutzpadik
chutzpah (current term)
chutzpahs
chutzpanik
chutzpas
chvaleticeite
chvilevaite
chyack
chyacked
chyacking
chyacks
chyazate
chyazates
chyazic
chyazic acid
chyl-

Literary usage of Chutzpah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mute Vol II #4 by Mute (2006)
"chutzpah was something on offer from non-retro-situationism. I was greatly influenced by the situationists in the late 1960s. There was a cockiness to their ..."

2. Chaparral Serendipity: Things From Under The Bushes by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"So begins chutzpah by Harvard law professor ALAN DERSHOWITZ, a book of reflections on Jewishness in general, American Jewishness in particular, ..."

3. Destruction of a Planet: Zionism Is Racism by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1991)
"They've got chutzpah. And they are tenacious, and amazingly clever ... But most of all, they've got chutzpah. They won't take “no” for an answer. ..."

4. Changing Perspectives by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"There is no limit to this impostor's chutzpah and temerity?] Meanwhile, the FBI's Scott, with help from Barry and other relatives, had pieced together at ..."

5. Variations by James Huneker (1921)
"The word “chutzpah” was also used. Yet, wasn'tI right? It is the spiritual Ark of the Covenant, the spirit of the law, and not the letter that killeth, ..."

6. The Jew in English Fiction by David Philipson (1918)
"... the " national chutzpah, which is variously translated enterprise, audacity, brazen impudence and cheek," and other such unpleasant traits are indicated ..."

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