Definitions for kosherˈkoʊ ʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ko•sherˈkoʊ ʃər(adj.)

  1. fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws of Judaism. adhering to these laws.

    Category: Judaism

  2. Informal. proper; legitimate.

    Category: Judaism, Informal

  3. (n.)Informal. kosher food.

    Category: Judaism, Informal

  4. (v.t.)to make kosher.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of kosher:

1850–55; < Yiddish < Heb kāshēr right, fit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kosher(adj)

    food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law

  2. kosher, cosher(adj)

    conforming to dietary laws

    "kosher meat"; "a kosher kitchen"

  3. kosher(adj)

    proper or legitimate

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kosher(adjective)ˈoʊʃɚ

    (of food) acceptable according to the laws of the Jewish religion

    kosher meat


  1. kosher(Verb)

    to make kosher.

  2. kosher(Adjective)

    Prepared in accordance with Jewish religious practices.

    Well, if I had known it was a kosher deli, I certainly would not have ordered a ham and cheese on rye.

  3. kosher(Adjective)

    In accordance with standards or usual practice.

    Is what I have done kosher with Mr. Smith?

  4. Origin: כשר (kasher), meaning kosher.


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