Used primarily as an adjective, kaufmann describes an overweening ambition and an eagerness to embrace high risks, whether in the realm of finance, dating, or personal relations. Kaufmann individuals are unafraid of negative consequences and often thrust forward into risky situations with the motto "no guts, no glory."

The term derives from an eponymous mutual fund known for its embrace of risk and its slogan "tough guys finish first."
It would be extremely kaufmann of you to go up to that girl and tell her you'd like to buy her a lollipop.
by Doctor Max July 28, 2012

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