Categories
BLOG

MOXIE

[ˈmɒksi]

Meaning- The word is mostly used in informal contexts to mean determined. A person with moxie is a fighter; he does not give up easily – no matter how often he is knocked down, he gets up. He is courageous in adversity.

Examples–   1. Suraj showed a lot of moxie when he questioned some of the CEO’s decisions.

                          2. The girl has a lot of moxie in her. There’s no way she’s going to give up now.

Origin-  The word comes from the name of a soft drink that was quite popular in the States in the early twentieth century. The advertisements claimed that the drink would ‘build up your nerve’. It is possible to buy a can of Moxie even today.

 

By Ritu Gaur

Founder of Reignite Twenties
Resides at The Hague

An educator & writer who preferably scroll on societal issues. An acute life observer, passionate about learning and sharing knowledge; A friend of environment. Believes in the liberating law of the spirit of life

LEAVE A REPLY

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.