chutzpahdik

Pronunciations

chutzpadik (CHUTZ-pah-dick) listen

Definitions

  • adj. 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      khutzpedik

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