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kosher

noun

adjective

  1. (Judaism)  conforming to dietary laws
    Synonyms: cosher, kasher. Topic: Judaism. Similar to: clean
  2. (proper)  proper or legitimate
    Synonyms: kasher [informal]. Similar to: proper

Etymology summary

"ritually fit or pure" (especially of food), from Yiddish kosher, from Hebrew...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Kashrut | kashruth | kashrus | kosher

the set of Jewish dietary laws. Food that may be consumed according to halakha is termed kosher in English, from the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the Hebrew term kashér, meaning "fit". Among the numerous laws that form part of kashrut are the... (41 of 6171 words, 6 images)

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Kosher (disambiguation) | Kashrut

may also refer to: "Kosher", an idiom meaning fit, as in acceptable | Absolutely Kosher Records, a California-based record label | Kosher tax, an urban legend and antisemitic conspiracy theory (28 of 158 words, 3 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

kosher [Judaism] | Kosher [Yiddish] | Kāshēr [Hebrew]

in Judaism, the fitness of an object for ritual purposes. Though generally applied to foods that meet the requirements of the dietary laws, kosher is ... (25 of 473 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

kosher

[Judaism] conforming to religious law; fit for use: esp, (of food) prepared in accordance with the dietary laws "kasher", "kashruth" | [informal] ... (21 of 410 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

kosher

in Judaism, term used in rabbinic literature to mean what is ritually correct, but most widely applied to food that is in accordance with dietary laws ... (26 of 203 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

kosher | eat | keep kosher

(of food, or premises in which food is sold, cooked, or eaten) satisfying the requirements of Jewish law | [persons] observing Jewish food laws. | ... (23 of 174 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | kashered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | kashering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present] | kashers [3rd-person singular present] | kasher [sense-specific]

[Judaism] ; Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure | Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws | [slang] ; Legitimate; ... (21 of 88 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

kosher | kasher | keep kosher [sense-specific] | kosher food [informal, sense-specific]

[Judaism] ; fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws. ; adhering to the laws governing such fitness. | ... (25 of 77 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

kosher [entry 1, adjective]

sanctioned by Jewish law ; especially, ritually fit for use ; selling or serving food ritually fit according to Jewish law | being proper, acceptable, ... (24 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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kosher [entry 2, verb] | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle]

to make kosher (3 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/kosher show=1

kosher [entry 3, noun]

the observance of kosher practices (5 of 18 words, 1 usage example)

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New World Dictionary:

kosher | kasher

[Judaism] ; clean or fit to eat according to the dietary laws: Leviticus 11 ; serving or dealing with food prepared according to such laws | [loosely] ... (26 of 64 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

kosher

(of food or places where food is sold, etc.) prepared or kept in conditions that follow the rules of Jewish law | [informal, humorous] legal, able to ... (26 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/kosher

Macmillan British Dictionary:

kosher

approved or allowed by Jewish laws concerning food | [informal] not false ; not illegal or dishonest (16 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/kosher

Wiktionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present] | kasher [Italian] | treyf [antonym, sense-specific]

[food] Prepared in accordance with Jewish religious practices. | [figurative] In accordance with standards or usual practice. | [transitive] to make kosher. (20 of 37 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kosher

Encarta Dictionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present]

describes food that has been prepared so that it's fit and suitable under Jewish law | preparing or selling foods that are fit and suitable under ... (25 of 119 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

kosher

First use: 1851

Origin: "ritually fit or pure" (especially of food), from Yiddish kosher, from Hebrew kasher "fit, proper, lawful", from base of kasher ... (21 of 32 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | kashered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | kashering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present] | kashers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Yiddish kosher, from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer, from Hebrew kāšēr, fitting, proper, from kāšēr, to be fitting, to succeed; see kīr in Semitic roots.

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New World Dictionary:

kosher

Origin: Yiddish from Hebrew kāshēr, fit, proper from root kšr, to be appropriate

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Collins Dictionary:

kosher

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr right, proper

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/kosher

Columbia Encyclopedia:

kosher

Origin: Hebrew, "proper", that is, fit for use

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Wiktionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Yiddish כּשר (kosher), from Hebrew כָּשֵׁר (kashér).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kosher

Oxford Dictionary:

kosher | eat

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: Hebrew kāšēr "proper"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/kosher

Merriam-Webster:

kosher [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1851

Origin: Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr fit, proper

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/kosher

Encarta Dictionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Hebrew kāšēr "fit, proper"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624411​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

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Cambridge Dictionary:

kosher

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

kosher

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

kosher

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the Free Dictionary:

kosher

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Google Dictionary:

kosher | koshered [past tense] | koshering [present participle] | koshers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "kosher"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

kosher

Audio: North American pronunciation of "kosher"

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YourDictionary Audio:

kosher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kosher" by speech synthesizer

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