Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.
  • noun Guts; spunk.
  • noun Common sense.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Acuteness of the practical understanding; clear, practical common sense; quick perception of the right thing to do under unusual circumstances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. Capacity; shrewdness; common sense.
  • noun The art of preparing colors.
  • noun Megilp.
  • noun initiative; resourcefulness.
  • noun Courage; guts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Energy of mind and body, enthusiasm.
  • noun Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness, guts; spunk; initiative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sound practical judgment
  • noun fortitude and determination

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Scots.

Examples

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  • Wonder how he had the gumption to propose to any girl.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 6

    January 1, 2007