- 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
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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
- (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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