Definition of chutzpah in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈho͝otspə/
Pronunciation: /ˈKHo͝otspə/
(also chutzpa or hutzpah or hutzpa)


Shameless audacity; impudence.
Example sentences
  • Please spare us any more of your bad manners, chutzpah, irony and hypocrisy!
  • Not a lot of men on this planet look good in lime green, but you've got to admire the his chutzpah.
  • But chutzpah seems to be an indispensable part of the country's diplomatic culture.
audacity, cheek, guts, nerve, boldness, temerity


Late 19th century: Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā.

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Syllabification: chutz·pah

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