Definition of moxie in English:

moxie

Syllabification: mox·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈmäksē
 
/
(also moxy)

noun

North American informal
  • Force of character, determination, or nerve: when you’ve got moxie, you need the clothes to match
    More example sentences
    • We live longer and I think that we have more strength, determination, grit and moxie.
    • The dog consisted entirely of nerves, springs and moxie, and brought out the puppy in Jasper Dog.
    • I admired its moxie, its determination to be nothing more than a cheesy, exploitative, effects-driven popcorn movie.

Origin

mid 20th century: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.

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