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Definition of Chutzpah (Yiddish Word)



Chutzpah (pronounced huuts-pah) is a Yiddish word that is used by Jews and non-Jews alike to describe someone who is particularly audacious or has a lot of "guts." Chutzpah can be used in a variety of ways. You can say someone "had chutzpah" to do something, or you could describe them as a "chutzpanik" and achieve the same meaning. Chutzpah can be used to describe both males and females.

Pronunciation: huuts-pah
Rachel invited her boss out to dinner last week and convinced him to give her a huge raise. That took chutzpah!
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