chutzpa chutzpa

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

Synonym(s)

News

  • SILive.com 'Comment of the Day'

    Said chutzpa: Our small business backbone is disappearing from the landscape of the Mall.
    on August 20, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

Quotes

  1. In "The Joys of Yiddish," the late, great Leo Rosten noted with relish the classic definition of chutzpa: "Chutzpa is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his father and his mother, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Leo Rosten Source: The Tidings

  2. "It always takes chutzpa to go on stage," Baryshnikov told the reporters, self-deprecatingly. "It's every entertainer's karma and it's a bit embarrassing, because you are saying 'I think I'm good enough to go on stage.'"
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Mikhail Baryshnikov Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. Calling the chancellor's entreaties "the height of chutzpa," Ms. Weingarten said he was asking the state to allow him "not to be accountable."
    on May 21, 2008 By: Randi Weingarten Source: New York Times

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