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[kosh-er] /ˈkɒʃ ər/
verb (used with object)
to treat with special fondness; pamper.
Origin of cosher
1860-65; perhaps conflation of cocker3 with uncertain elements; Hiberno-English cosher to feast, live at the expense of kinsmen (< Irish cóisir feast, retinue) is remote in sense Unabridged
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  • Then, at the exact second that the ambulance is due, along comes their 'cosher,' knocks down the policeman on duty.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for cosher


verb (Irish)
(transitive) to pamper or coddle
(intransitive) to live or be entertained at the expense of another
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Word Origin and History for cosher

1630s, phonetic spelling of Irish coisir "feast, entertainment."

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