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Noun: moxie  mók-see
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Fortitude and determination
    "he didn't have the moxie to try it";
    - backbone, grit, guts, sand [N. Amer, informal], gumption [informal], cojones [N. Amer]

Derived forms: moxies

Type of: fortitude

Encyclopedia: Moxie