- 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 unkosher
Contemporary Examples of unkosher
The smell of the unkosher come-on was not unknown to the less-than-petite Conrad honker.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
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.”