non·​ko·​sher ˌnän-ˈkō-shər How to pronounce nonkosher (audio)
: not kosher: such as
: not sanctioned by Jewish law
a nonkosher diet
especially : not ritually fit for use
nonkosher meats
: not selling, providing, or serving kosher food
nonkosher restaurants
a nonkosher home

Examples of nonkosher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fundamentally, kosher wines are produced identically to nonkosher wines. Anna Lee Iijima, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 The company’s portfolio will be trimmed down to its Season brand, known for sardines that are popular with nonkosher consumers. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2019

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'nonkosher.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonkosher was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near nonkosher

Cite this Entry

“Nonkosher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!