chutzpah
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: ᴋʜo͝otsʹpă, IPA: /ˈxʊts.pɑ/
  • (America) enPR: ᴋʜo͝otsʹpə, IPA: /ˈxʊts.pə/
  • (RP) enPR: ho͝otsʹpă, IPA: /ˈhʊts.pɑ/
  • (America) enPR: ho͝otsʹpə, IPA: /ˈhʊts.pə/
Noun

chutzpah (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Nearly arrogant courage; utter audacity, effrontery or impudence; supreme self-confidence; exaggerated self-opinion.
    • 2015, John Oliver, “Daily Fantasy Sports”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 2, episode 34, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      Okay, okay, okay… First of all, “shutspah” is actually pronounced “khootspah”. But, but-but-but the idea, the idea that daily fantasy sites are using this law to claim they’re not gambling is not chutzpah, it’s khorseshit!
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