来自Moxie,一种开创于1876 年的美国保健品饮料商标，其广告词为”build up your nerve”.该 词本身可能来自北美印第安某植物名。后来引申词义勇气，力量等。
- moxie (n.)
- "courage," 1930, from Moxie, brand name of a bitter, non-alcoholic drink, 1885, perhaps as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to "build up your nerve;" despite legendary origin stories put out by the company that made it, it is perhaps ultimately from a New England Indian word (it figures in river and lake names in Maine, where it is apparently from Abenaki and means "dark water"). Much-imitated in its day; in 1917 the Moxie Company won an infringement suit against a competitor's beverage marketed as "Proxie."
- 1. In the museum, we saw the famous Moxie double - edged sword.
- 在博物馆里, 我们看见了那柄有名的莫邪宝剑.
- 2. Come on. Show some moxie!
- 来吧, 拿出点勇气来!
- 3. His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent - up surge ( Patricia Hampl )
- 虽然他的散文由于压抑的激情时而文思流畅时而晦涩不通, 但仍充满活力 ( 帕特里西亚·汉普尔 )
- 4. He added that Sun has played professionally and that " he's got a lot of moxie. "
- “ 他又补充说,孙悦打的很专业, ” 他有充沛的精力.
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