Kosher definitions

kō'shər
All right, proper, correct, etc.
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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?"

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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.

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Legitimate; permissible.

Is it kosher to wear jeans in the office?

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Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure.

Kosher meat.

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Observing dietary laws.

A kosher household.

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Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws.

A kosher restaurant.

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To make proper or ritually pure.
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Prepared according to traditional Jewish recipes.

Kosher pickles.

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Clean or fit to eat according to the dietary laws: Lev. 11
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Serving or dealing with food prepared according to such laws.

A kosher kitchen.

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Kosher food.
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To make kosher.
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(of food) 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.

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(figuratively, by extension) In accordance with standards or usual practice.

Is what I have done kosher with Mr. Smith?

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To make kosher.
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Origin of kosher

Yiddish kosher from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer from Hebrew kāšēr fitting, proper from kāšēr to be fitting, to succeed kṯr in Semitic roots