- 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.
kosher definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Yiddish ; from Classical Hebrew (language) kāshēr, fit, proper ; from root kšr, to be appropriate
kosher definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Judaism a. Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.b. Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
- Slang a. Legitimate; permissible: “consolidating noneditorial functions of the papers, which is kosher” (Christian Science Monitor).b. Genuine; authentic.
Origin: Yiddish kosher, from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer, from Hebrew kāšēr, fitting, proper, from kāšēr, to be fitting, to succeed; see kīr in Semitic roots.
kosher - Cultural Definition
Food that is permitted according to a set of dietary restrictions found in the Old Testament. For many Jews (see also Jews), foods that are not kosher cannot be eaten. The term can also be used colloquially to mean anything acceptable: “I don't think it's kosher to yell at your chess opponent when he is thinking about his next move.”
kosher - Phrases/Idioms