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What soft drink's name entered the language as an ordinary word meaning "energy, guts, or chutzpah"?




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Answer: Moxie

According to linguistics professor Dennis Baron: "Moxie won a suit against the competitor Noxie, only to see moxie enter the language as an ordinary word meaning "energy, guts, or chutzpah." McLanguage Meets the Dictionary By DENNIS BARON

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