chutzpahdik

Alternative Spellings

khutzpedik

Definitions

  • impertinent

Example Sentences

  • "She needs to teach her children not to be so chutzpahdik."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

חוצפּהדיק; Yiddish חוצפּה khutspe (from Hebraic component) and Yiddish adjective ending דיק- -dik

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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