- The definition of kosher is a food that is considered clean or fit to eat by Jewish dietary laws, or is slang for OK or correct.
- An example of something kosher is matzoh made in Israel with a kosher logo on it.
- An example of kosher is the question you ask if you aren't sure about something, "Is it kosher to bring wine to someone's house that doesn't drink?"
- To kosher is defined as to make something pure.
An example of kosher is to take a pan and wash it in a natural running body of water, like a river.
- clean or fit to eat according to the dietary laws: Lev. 11
- serving or dealing with food prepared according to such laws: a kosher kitchen
- loosely prepared according to traditional Jewish recipes: kosher pickles
- ⌂ Slang all right, proper, correct, etc.
Origin of kosherYiddish ; from Classical Hebrew (language) kasher, fit, proper ; from root kšr, to be appropriate
- Judaism a. Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.b. Observing dietary laws: a kosher household.c. Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
- Informal Legitimate; permissible: Is it kosher to wear jeans in the office?
transitive verbko·shered, ko·sher·ing, ko·shers
Origin of kosherYiddish kosher, from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer, from Hebrew kaš&emacron;r, fitting, proper, from kaš&emacron;r, to be fitting, to succeed; see k&tlowmac;r in Semitic roots.
(comparative more kosher, superlative most kosher)
(third-person singular simple present koshers, present participle koshering, simple past and past participle koshered)
- to make kosher.