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kosher

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adjective ko·sher \ˈkō-shər\

Simple Definition of kosher

  • : accepted by Jewish law as fit for eating or drinking

  • : selling or serving kosher food

  • : proper or acceptable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kosher

  1. 1 a :  sanctioned by Jewish law; especially :  ritually fit for use <kosher meat> b :  selling or serving food ritually fit according to Jewish law <a kosher restaurant>

  2. 2 :  being proper, acceptable, or satisfactory <is the deal kosher?>

Examples of kosher in a sentence

  1. Something about this deal is just not kosher.



Origin and Etymology of kosher

Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr fit, proper


First Known Use: 1851

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kosher

verb ko·sher

Definition of kosher

koshered

koshering

play \-sh(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make kosher



1871

First Known Use of kosher

1871

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kosher

noun ko·sher

Definition of kosher

  1. :  the observance of kosher practices <keep kosher>



1886

First Known Use of kosher

1886

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KOSHER Defined for Kids

kosher

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adjective ko·sher \ˈkō-shər\

Definition of kosher for Students

  1. 1 :  accepted by Jewish law as fit for use <kosher food>

  2. 2 :  selling or serving food that is accepted as fit for use according to Jewish law <a kosher restaurant>




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