chutzpah chutzpah  /ˈtʃət ˌspɑ/


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



  1. The way the economists are twisting data to suit their own agenda, it is clear that we are reaching a new level of chutzpah.
  2. Some call the gun-lobby the defenders of the second amendment, while others call the attitude of these lobbyists sheer chutzpah.


  1. Lift and clean getting tongues wagging at Merion

    This Main Line area near Merion Golf Club needs an infusion of South Philly chutzpah.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times


    Just try to wrap your arms around the magnitude of defiance and chutzpah that led to and accompanied President Obama’s appointment of the discredited Susan Rice as national security adviser. But don’t let this outrage distract you from his equally disturbing appointment of leftist Samantha Power to replace Rice as UN ambassador. read more
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Gaffney Ledger

  3. Bloomberg's chutzpah Awesome, but NH isn't buying it

    We must say we admire the chutzpah of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He presides over a city that has copious gunplay despite supposedly tough gun control, yet he presumes to tell New Hampshire and the rest of the country how to deal with guns.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader


  1. The boy "turned to me and said, `Well, what if I get nominated? Would you come?'" Ivan Reitman said. "I said, looking at him with this chutzpah of his, `Yeah, I'll be there.'"
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Ivan Reitman Source: Washington Post

  2. "I won't bring anyone famous to Israel because there is a chutzpah here that you won't see anywhere else," Refaeli said in comments published Tuesday in the Yediot Ahronot daily.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Bar Refaeli Source: Washington Post

  3. Congressman Jerrold Nadler says, in his words, "That takes a lot of chutzpah."
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Jerrold Nadler Source: WLBT-TV

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