kosher


1ko·sher

adjective \ˈkō-shər\

: accepted by Jewish law as fit for eating or drinking

: selling or serving kosher food

: proper or acceptable

Full Definition of KOSHER

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

Examples of KOSHER

  1. Something about this deal is just not kosher.

Origin of KOSHER

Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr fit, proper
First Known Use: 1851

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke

2kosher

transitive verb
ko·sheredko·sher·ing \-sh(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of KOSHER

:  to make kosher

First Known Use of KOSHER

1871

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke

3kosher

noun

Definition of KOSHER

:  the observance of kosher practices <keep kosher>

First Known Use of KOSHER

1886

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke

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