- 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
Examples from the Web for kosher
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
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.
But he has made himself unpopular; his name has appeared in print as a guest at City banquets, where the food can't be kosher.The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill
Kosher meat is labelled with the name of the slaughterer and the date of killing.
My little schemes of making sausages on a large scale and kosher meat had been turned down.The Memoirs of an American Citizen|Robert Herrick
Arrangements will be made for the provision of Kosher food when possible.With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign|J. H. (John Henry) Patterson
It is a bit more mellow than most and, like all kosher products, is stamped by the Jewish authorities who prepare it.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for kosher
Word Origin for kosher
Word Origin and History 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.
Culture definitions for kosher (1 of 2)
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.”
Culture definitions for kosher (2 of 2)
The descriptive term in Judaism for food and other objects that are clean according to its laws. These laws are contained in the Torah and forbid, for example, the eating of pork or shellfish, the mixing of dairy products and meat, and certain methods of slaughtering animals.