non·​ko·​sher | \ ˌnän-ˈkō-shər How to pronounce nonkosher (audio) \

Definition of nonkosher

: not kosher: such as
a : not sanctioned by Jewish law a nonkosher diet especially : not ritually fit for use nonkosher meats
b : not selling, providing, or serving kosher food nonkosher restaurants a nonkosher home

Examples of nonkosher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: Kosher Food Merger Opens New Chapter for Famous Name," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nonkosher

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonkosher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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