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Oy vey, stop your kvetching! You’ve found the Yiddish Slang Dictionary to help you shmooze or kibitz. Be warned though, this website contains some words not fit for your bubbe.

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Chutzpah

balls; nerve; guts; gall; audacity

Being both good and bad, this comes from the Hebrew word ḥuṣpâ (חֻצְפָּה), meaning the same thing. It is also often spelled as "khutspe".

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