Word of the Week (WOW) 11th May, 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.


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Chutzpah \noun\ hootz-pah\

(Yiddish) 1. personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others

2. unbelievably gall, insolence, audacity

Related words:

crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness < discourtesy, rudeness < manner, personal manner < demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment < trait < attribute < abstraction, abstract entity < entity

Examples of CHUTZPAH

  1. <had the chutzpah to demand that he be treated as a special case and be given priority in settling his insurance claim>

Origin of CHUTZPAH

Yiddish khutspe, from Late Hebrew ḥuṣpāh

First Known Use: 1883

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    0 thoughts on “Word of the Week (WOW) 11th May, 2015

    1. This is definitely a word for me to take note of, Priya. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it before, although my daughter (who is visiting at the moment) says she has. 🙂

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