The definition of chutzpah is a Yiddish word that refers to shameless boldness or almost-arrogant courage.
When you go right up to the president of a company and tell him he needs to give you a job, this is an example of chutzpah.
Informal shameless audacity; impudence; brass
Origin of chutzpahYiddish from Classical Hebrew (language)
Utter nerve; effrontery: “has the chutzpah to claim a lock on God and morality” ( New York Times )
Origin of chutzpahYiddish khutspe from Mishnaic Hebrew hu&slowdot;pâ from hā&slowdot;ap to be insolent h&slowdot;p