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Meaning of "hutzpah" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HUTZPAH

hutzpah  [ˈxʊtspə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUTZPAH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hutzpah is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HUTZPAH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chutzpah

Chutzpah is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad. The Yiddish word derives from the Hebrew word ḥutspâ, meaning "insolence" or "audacity". The modern English usage of the word has taken on a broader meaning, having been popularized through vernacular use in film, literature, and television. The word is sometimes interpreted—particularly in business parlance—as meaning the amount of courage, mettle or ardor that an individual has. However in more traditional usage, chutzpah is invariably negative in context.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HUTZPAH


asper
ˈæspə
Caspar
ˈkæspə
chutzpah
ˈxʊtspə
clasper
ˈklɑːspə
crisper
ˈkrɪspə
Gaspar
ˈɡæspə
gasper
ˈɡɑːspə
grasper
ˈɡrɑːspə
jasper
ˈdʒæspə
lisper
ˈlɪspə
prosper
ˈprɒspə
rasper
ˈrɑːspə
ROSPA
ˈrɒspə
vespa
ˈvɛspə
vesper
ˈvɛspə
whisper
ˈwɪspə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUTZPAH

hustler
Huston
huswife
hut
hut circle
hutch
Hutcheson
hutchie
hutia
hutlike
hutment
Hutterite
Hutton
Hutu
Huxley
Huygens
Huygens´ eyepiece
Huysmans
huzoor
huzzah

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUTZPAH

Abdullah
ah
Allah
chuppah
dah
Deborah
foo-pah
Hannah
huppah
lah
noah
oompah
opah
pah
Peckinpah
Sarah
shah
Utah
yeah
Zilpah

Synonyms and antonyms of hutzpah in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hutzpah» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUTZPAH

Find out the translation of hutzpah to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hutzpah from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hutzpah» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

hutzpah
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hutzpah
570 millions of speakers

English

hutzpah
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hutzpah
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hutzpah
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

hutzpah
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hutzpah
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hutzpah
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hutzpah
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hutzpah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hutzpah
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

hutzpah
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hutzpah
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hutzpah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hutzpah
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hutzpah
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हुत्झपा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hutzpah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hutzpah
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hutzpah
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

hutzpah
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hutzpah
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hutzpah
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hutzpah
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hutzpah
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hutzpah
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hutzpah

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUTZPAH»

The term «hutzpah» is used very little and occupies the 174.715 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HUTZPAH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hutzpah

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUTZPAH»

Discover the use of hutzpah in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hutzpah and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the ...
Of course, there's a certain degree of hutzpah and arrogance in believing that you can enter into a life that is far removed from your own — in fact, the act of literary creation is itself infused with hutzpah. But when a writer ventures into unfamiliar ...
Rajini Srikanth, 2004
2
Swimming in the Sea of Talmud: Lessons for Everyday Living
The word translated as "audacity" is, of course, hutzpah, one of the Hebrew words that is best known to the Western world. One cannot hold God hostage, but one may, at times, challenge God and win. The guidelines of this hutzpah toward  ...
Michael Katz, Gershon Schwartz, 1998
3
From the Blues to the Good News and Other Poems
I marvelled at your femininity, You still had 'Hutzpah' and tenacity. You shoot and ask the questions later on, You're quite the daring phenomenon. You are my angel of mercy from above, I've fallen for your Hutzpah and your love. You are a ...
Benjamin Robinson
4
Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and ...
4. Hanukkah. A. Celebration. of. Holy. Hutzpah. Hanukkah derives from a root meaning both education and dedication. Is the study of history a spiritual practice ? What must we learn from history if we are not to be condemned to live it over ...
Goldie Milgram, 2004
5
Shlomo's Stories: Selected Tales
If I'm on the level of my soul, of complete Oneness, then I know exactly when to love, hate, or be humble, and when to use my holy hutzpah. All yiddishkeit, all service of God, depends on how much holy hutzpah you have within you. The holy ...
Shlomo Carlebach, Susan Yael Mesinai, 1996
6
Judaism's Great Debates: Timeless Controversies from Abraham ...
But only the Jew optsfor Abraham-who-questions andfor God-who-is-questioned. . . . Only the Jew knows that he may oppose God as long as he does so in defense ofHis creation.1 Abraham's Legacy: Holy Hutzpah Abraham's bold challenge ...
Barry L. Schwartz, 2012
7
Swordsong:
Noise grated on my still-suffering nerves as the car rolled to a halt in front of the yellow Hutzpah sign. "We're here," Pam lilted, turning off the ignition. "All ashore who's going ashore." Lord, walk? Option-less, I opened my eyes. The pain in my  ...
Skhye Moncrief, 2014
8
State of Israel, Diaspora, and Jewish Continuity: Essays on ...
... it is a very difficult matter. How can we find the strength, the courage, some will say the hutzpah, the audacity, to speak now about one Israel? Our sages remarked about hutzpah: "In the footsteps of the Messiah, hutzpah Two That Are One 151.
Simon Rawidowicz, Benjamin C. I. Ravid, 1986
9
The Tree of Life, Book One: On the Brink of the Precipice, 1939
"You think you're doing them a favour with your hutzpah?" "I'm the one who has hutzpah? To throw me only a hundred out of your swollen pocketbook, that is hutzpah! And when did you do it? Only after I sent you letter after letter pleading for ...
Chava Rosenfarb, 2004
10
Israel, the Ever-dying People, and Other Essays
... it is a very difficult matter. How can we find the strength, the courage, some will say the hutzpah, the audacity, to speak now about one Israel? Our sages remarked about hutzpah: "In the footsteps of the Messiah, hutzpah Two That Are One 151.
Simon Rawidowicz, Benjamin C. I. Ravid, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUTZPAH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hutzpah is used in the context of the following news items.
1
GM Part of the Problem at DWP
Also, she had the hutzpah to compare LA's leakage rate as favorable to other major cities, all on the east coast – much older systems, not to ... «City Watch, Jul 15»
2
Video || Trump Bamboozles NBC Reporter
Think about what would have happened if Romney had 10% of the hutzpah that Trump possesses. But he chose to be nice. Nice is nice, smart ... «White House Dossier, Jul 15»
3
My Last Post: This Is Chris Harris, Signing Off
But, when I first began, your help was instrumental. And if I was ever critical, thanks for having the hutzpah to not get your panties all in a bunch, ... «GUNSHYASSASSIN, Jul 15»
4
Datebook Diner: Draught House 50 is bar food done well
I like the new pub in West Des Moines, called Draught House 50, if for no other reason than the owners had the hutzpah to fashion it out of the ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
5
In Case You Still Care about JVP
The Rabbi tells her Christian listeners in an attempt to mimic ethical thinking. A bit of Hutzpah on the Rabbi's Part. As we saw above, in her talk, ... «MWC News, Jul 15»
6
Worst of the Week: In praise of Sprint
In heaping further praise on Sprint's regulatory hutzpah, the carrier sitting out this most recent decision builds on its past victory in leading the ... «RCR Wireless News, Jun 15»
7
Niedner: Pope's encyclical rightly frames environment as moral issue
A certain hutzpah, even audacity, marks Pope Francis' global warning. He presumes to speak to the whole world, not merely its 1.2 billion ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
8
Personality, power and politics
Trumping the hutzpah this week was no doubt outspoken multi- billionaire business magnate and reality television host Donald Trump, who ... «Otago Daily Times, Jun 15»
9
Fiddler on the Roof; The Schubert Project, Daniel Barenboim – review
Chutzpah is the only word. In its most audacious coup yet, Grange Park Opera has lured the towering, world-class bass baritone Bryn Terfel on ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
10
Should players' kids be allowed at post game press conferences?
... that the two points are tangibly connected… the only connection, I suppose, would be you being snarky… so kudos for the hutzpah at such a ... «Albany Times Union, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hutzpah [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hutzpah>. Jun 2021 ».
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