cosher

[ kosh-er ]
/ ˈkɒʃ ər /

verb (used with object)

to treat with special fondness; pamper.

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

cosher
/ (ˈkɒʃə) /

verb Irish

(tr) to pamper or coddle
(intr) to live or be entertained at the expense of another
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