chutzpah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chutzpah (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
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Usage

In literature:

It was classic chutzpah, letting the key influencers in the Park in long before the bugs were hammered out.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

You don't need $134 a month to swim here, just a little chutzpah.
Meet the mobster car dealer with an Infiniti of chutzpah.
A Harvard drop out with penchant for programming and a whole lot of chutzpah turned out to be one of the most influential leaders of the microcomputer era.
It takes a certain degree of self-confidence, ego, and what some of us would call chutzpah to charge people 10 bucks to hear you talk about yourself for an hour and a half.
And certainly, any band that did have the chutzpah to make a concept album for their nineteenth release wouldn't think of doing it nearly in its entirety on tour.
Leo Rosten in The Joys of Yiddish famously defined chutzpah as killing your parents and then asking mercy from the Court because you're an orphan.
I don't know where she got such chutzpah in 16 years.
The father-daughter team explain their ideas about "Jewish atheism," Judaism's evolving traditions and the origins of chutzpah.
Feminist Chutzpah on the Job.
Has anyone ever seen such chutzpah.
However, the governor and the Board of Regents are showing they have the chutzpah to discount the community that has supported ASU and Medical College of Georgia institutions since their genesis.
It has always seemed to be the ultimate example of chutzpah in sports team owners, this idea of selling "seat licenses" to season ticket holders.
And apparently, her mother has the chutzpah to write a book on parenting.
Still, Sprint 's management faced criticism for lacking the chutzpah to do something bolder.
Dick Cheney is a blessing as former Vice President, happily going where no one else has the gravitas, or chutzpah, to go.
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