tref

[ treyf ]
/ treɪf /
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adjective

Judaism. unfit to be eaten or used, according to religious laws; not kosher.

Origin of tref

< Yiddish treyf < Hebrew ṭərēphāh torn flesh, literally, something torn
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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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