What is Moxy?
Per Websters dictionary it means: courage, determination, energy, pep, know how and skill.
Word Origin and History for 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 putout 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.”
moxie. (n.d.). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved June 28, 2017 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/moxie
Why I decided to write a blog targeted toward encouraging women.
- To share my knowledge with other women.
- To encourage other women to expand “their box” or comfort zone.
- It’s OK for someone to say you have Moxy! That doesn’t make you a B*tch!