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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Definition of Chutzpah
Hat Tip: eg1
Chutzpah is a Yiddish word meaning gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, sheer guts and arrogance.
It's Yiddish and, as Leo Rosten writes, "No other word and no other language can do it justice."
Read the story below and you will understand.
This went on for more than three years. The two of them never spoke.
One day, as the young man passed the old lady's stand and left his usual quarter, the pretzel lady spoke to him.
Without blinking an eye she said:
"They're 35 cents now."