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Definition of "moxie" []

  • Slang The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. (noun)
  • Slang Aggressive energy; initiative: "His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge” ( Patricia Hampl). (noun)
  • Slang Skill; know-how. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moxie" in a sentence
  • "The term moxie is slang for vigor, courage, aggressiveness, skill, and know-how."
  • "This sort of moxie is not news to Rebecca Miller, executive director of the D.C. Preservation League, who has been working with Highsmith for years to capture images of D. C.'s sometimes less than sexy historical points."
  • "Scene: Thursday afternoon, Taurasi all ponytail, freckles and moxie is standing in her team's locker room holding court with reporters."