kosher[kō′s̸hər; for v., usually käs̸h′ər]
- 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) kāshēr, 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 kāšēr, fitting, proper, from kāšēr, 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.