Definition of Hutzpah

1. Noun. (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity.

Exact synonyms: Chutzpa, Chutzpah
Generic synonyms: Cheekiness, Crust, Freshness, Gall, Impertinence, Impudence, Insolence
Category relationships: Yiddish



Definition of Hutzpah

1. chutzpah [n -S] - See also: chutzpah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hutzpah

hutia
hutias
hutlike
hutment
hutments
hutong
hutongs
huts
hutted
hutter
hutters
hutting
huttings
huttonite
hutzpa
hutzpah (current term)
hutzpahs
hutzpas
huxter
huxtered
huxtering
huxters
huyghenian
huzoor
huzoors
huzz
huzza
huzzaed
huzzah
huzzahed

Literary usage of Hutzpah

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1. Jewish Contributions to Civilization: An Estimate by Joseph Jacobs (1920)
"... affairs with a certain detachment, and they both wrote with an iridescent insolence which can only be described by the Jewish technical word hutzpah. ..."

2. Under the Sabbath Lamp: Stories of Our Time for Old and Young by Abram Samuel Isaacs (1919)
"... service what the rabbi's sermon had been about, replied with just scorn: "What, do you think that I have the hutzpah to understand what the rabbi says? ..."

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