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kosher

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adjective ko·sher \ ˈkō-shər \

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 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

Definition of kosher

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

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kosher

noun

Definition of kosher

:the observance of kosher practices
  • keep kosher

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KOSHER Defined for English Language Learners

kosher

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adjective

Definition of kosher for English Language Learners

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

  • : selling or serving kosher food

  • : proper or acceptable


KOSHER Defined for Kids

kosher

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adjective ko·sher \ ˈkō-shər \

Definition of kosher for Students

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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