American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
- n. Slang Aggressive energy; initiative: "His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge” ( Patricia Hampl).
- n. Slang Skill; know-how.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. energy; pep.
- n. courage, determination.
- n. Know-how, expertise.
- n. fortitude and determination
- From the name of an American patent medicine first manufactured about 1885. (Wiktionary)
- From Moxie, trademark for a soft drink. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Flowers prefers "moxie" - having the energy, courage and perseverance to see a venture through to success.”
“When I was a younger man, I displayed a fair amount of moxie, which is the perfect noun to demonstrate exactly how long ago that was.”
“The term moxie means natural ability, comptetency, or talent.”
“Milbury is one of the league's most colorful figures, and the consensus around the draft venue was his moxie should be admired if nothing else.”
“Griffan averaged 15.1 minutes per game this year, but he might be ready to show the same kind of moxie that his older brother has displayed for the past four years.”
“We're fascinated by, among other things, the president's dog, the president's sleeves, the president's wife's lack of sleeves and accompanying "moxie," and the president's daughters 'swing sets.”
“He says he's not blaming immigrants themselves, and praises their "moxie" for taking such risky steps to improve their lives.”
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