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Monday, June 13, 2011

Definitions for cosher

  1. To treat with special fondness.

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Citations for cosher
Skinny Guts was rarely known to shell out his money for tucker when there were clan members at hand to cosher himself upon. Miles Franklin, Ten Creeks Run: a tale of the horse and cattle stations of the Murrumbidgee
"The poor Irish peasantry," writes Prendergast, "with a generosity characteristic of their race and country, never refused hospitality to the dispossessed owners, but maintained them as gentlemen; allowing them to cosher upon them, as the Irish called the giving their lord a certain number of days' board and lodging." John O'Hart, Irish pedigrees, or, The origin and stem of the Irish nation
Origin of cosher
1860-1865
Cosher is a phonetic spelling of the Irish coisir, "feast, entertainment."