A Yiddish term, classically defined as: When someone found guilty of murdering his parents pleads for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.
When a software company charges you for an upgrade to fix their bug, that's chutzpah.
The word is originally Hebrew, in which it means simply impudence, impertinence.
Gall, impudence, brazen assurance. The "ch" is a guttural sound pronounced like the "ch" in bach. Sounds like one trying to cough up phlegm for a brief moment.
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