cosher

verb

cosh·​er
ˈkäshə(r),
ˈkōsh-
coshered; coshered; coshering
-sh(ə)riŋ
; coshers

intransitive verb

1
Irish : to lodge and eat at the expense of dependents or tenants
2
Irish : to live at another's expense : sponge
3
Irish : to make a visit : have a friendly chat

Word History

Etymology

Irish Gaelic cōisir feast, banquet

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“Cosher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosher. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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