- n (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
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- SILive.com 'Comment of the Day'
Said chutzpa: Our small business backbone is disappearing from the landscape of the Mall.
Aug. 19, 2013 - Staten Island Advance
- Leo Rosten in The Tidings
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...
- Mikhail Baryshnikov in Jerusalem Post
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.'"
- Randi Weingarten in New York Times
Calling the chancellor's entreaties "the height of chutzpa," Ms. Weingarten said he was asking the state to allow him "not to be accountable."