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tref

[ treyf ]
/ treɪf /
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adjective
Judaism. unfit to be eaten or used, according to religious laws; not kosher.
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Also trayf, treyf, terefah .

Origin of tref

<Yiddish treyf <Hebrew ṭərēphāh “torn flesh,” literally, “something torn”
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How to use tref in a sentence

  • Tref, having been put upon the scent, followed the trail through several streets until he came to a night-shelter.

    Science and the Criminal|C. Ainsworth Mitchell
  • Whereupon she told me that it was called Tref y Talcot—the village of the tollgate.

    Wild Wales|George Borrow
  • Whereupon she told me that it was called Tref y Talcot—the village of the toll-gate.

    Wild Wales|George Borrow
  • Llanfair tref Helygon,—The parish church was in ruins many years ago; the oldest inhabitant does not remember it standing.

British Dictionary definitions for tref

tref

treif treifa (ˈtreɪfə)

/ (treɪf) /

adjective
Judaism ritually unfit to be eaten; not kosher

Word Origin for tref

Yiddish, from Hebrew terēphāh, literally: torn (i.e., animal meat torn by beasts), from tāraf to tear
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