- fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws: kosher meat; kosher dishes; a kosher tallith.
- adhering to the laws governing such fitness: a kosher restaurant.
- proper; legitimate.
- genuine; authentic.
verb (used with object)
Origin of kosher
Related Words for kosherdecent, proper, authentic, clean, apropos, undefiled, acceptable, genuine, legal, permissible, permitted
Examples from the Web for kosher
Contemporary Examples of kosher
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
With some, though, there was nothing to be done to help a kosher gal out.
At an event about traditionally Jewish food, I initially expected a little more awareness of kosher restrictions.
Mixing meat and dairy is a kosher rule-breaker, so they switched the cheese for potatoes.
I ask Peggy if she ever has hesitations about selling risqué items for less than kosher purposes.New York's Sexiest Kosher Corsets
August 20, 2014
Historical Examples of kosher
At the best there would be no kosher food in the house any more.Ghetto Comedies
Show a treif gendarme a kosher coin, and he will be shivering with ague.The Imported Bridegroom
In Ramsgate I enjoy myself; there's a kosher butcher, and all the people I know.Ghetto Tragedies
The same way with the kosher meat idea: his business was the packing business, and the firm wasn't trying any ventures.
The next time I saw the manager I asked him about sausage and kosher meat, and he scowled.
Word Origin for kosher
"ritually fit or pure" (especially of food), 1851, from Yiddish kosher, from Hebrew kasher "fit, proper, lawful," from base of kasher "was suitable, proper." Generalized sense of "correct, legitimate" is from 1896.
Food that is permitted according to a set of dietary restrictions found in the Old Testament. For many Jews (see also Jews), foods that are not kosher cannot be eaten. The term can also be used colloquially to mean anything acceptable: “I don't think it's kosher to yell at your chess opponent when he is thinking about his next move.”