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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cosher

Historical Examples of cosher

  • 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

(tr) to pamper or coddle
(intr) 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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