noun[mass noun] • informal
- Extreme self-confidence or audacity (usually used approvingly): love him or hate him, you have to admire Cohen’s chutzpahMore 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.
late 19th century: Yiddish, from Aramaic ḥu ṣpā.