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kosher

adjective ko·sher \ ˈkō-shər \
Updated on: 14 May 2018
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 in a Sentence

  1. Something about this deal is just not kosher.

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Origin and Etymology of kosher

Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr fit, proper

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kosher

verb
koshered; koshering play \-sh(ə-)riŋ\
: to make kosher

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kosher

noun
: the observance of kosher practices
  • keep kosher

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KOSHER Defined for English Language Learners

kosher

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

  • : selling or serving kosher food

  • : proper or acceptable


KOSHER Defined for Kids

kosher

adjective ko·sher \ ˈkō-shər \
1 : accepted by Jewish law as fit for use
  • kosher food
2 : selling or serving food that is accepted as fit for use according to Jewish law a kosher restaurant

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