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ko·sher

 (kō′shər)
adj.
1. Judaism
a. Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.
b. Observing dietary laws: a kosher household.
c. Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
2. Informal Legitimate; permissible: Is it kosher to wear jeans in the office?
tr.v. ko·shered, ko·sher·ing, ko·shers
To make proper or ritually pure.
Idiom:
keep kosher
To observe Jewish dietary laws.

[Yiddish kosher, from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer, from Hebrew kāšēr, fitting, proper, from kāšēr, to be fitting, to succeed; see kṯr in Semitic roots.]
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kosher

(ˈkəʊʃə)
adj
1. (Judaism) Judaism conforming to religious law; fit for use: esp, (of food) prepared in accordance with the dietary laws. See also kasher, kashruth
2. informal
a. genuine or authentic
b. legitimate or proper
[C19: from Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr right, proper]
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ko•sher

(ˈkoʊ ʃər)
adj.
1.
a. fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws of Judaism.
b. adhering to these laws.
2. Informal. proper; legitimate.
n.
3. Informal. kosher food.
v.t.
4. to make kosher.
[1850–55; < Yiddish < Hebrew kāshēr right, fit]
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kosher

1. A Yiddish word meaning proper, used to describe something that is correct, especially food prepared according to Jewish dietary restrictions.
2. This means ritually correct or proper and applies to food which has been prepared following Jewish dietary laws.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kosher - food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary lawkosher - food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
Adj.1.kosher - conforming to dietary laws; "kosher meat"; "a kosher kitchen"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
clean - ritually clean or pure
2.kosher - proper or legitimate
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
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kosher

adjective (Informal) acceptable, seemly, standard, fitting, correct, appropriate, diplomatic, right, proper, O.K. or okay (informal) I guessed something wasn't quite kosher.
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kosher

adjective
Slang. Capable of being allowed:
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Translations
košer
kosher
kosher-
košer
ユダヤ教の掟に従って料理された清浄な
유태교 규칙에 따라 처리된
čist
koscher
สะอาดและดีพอที่จะกินได้ตามกฎของอาหารยิว
tuân thủ chế độ ăn kiêng kosher

kosher

[ˈkəʊʃəʳ] ADJ
1. (lit) → autorizado por la ley judía, kosher
2. (= genuine) → legal
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kosher

[ˈkəʊʃər] adj
[food, butcher] → kascher inv
(= correct) → kascher inv, catholique
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kosher

adj
(inf)in Ordnung; to make everything kosheralles in Ordnung bringen; there’s something not quite kosher about the dealan dem Geschäft ist etwas faul (inf)
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kosher

[ˈkəʊʃəʳ] adjkasher inv
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kosher

مُبَاحٌ فِي الشَّرِيعَةِ اليَهُودِيَّةِ košer kosher koscher καθαρός σύμφωνα με τον εβραϊκό νόμο kosher kosher- casher košer kasher ユダヤ教の掟に従って料理された清浄な 유태교 규칙에 따라 처리된 koosjer koscher koszerny kosher кошерный koscher สะอาดและดีพอที่จะกินได้ตามกฎของอาหารยิว kaşer tuân thủ chế độ ăn kiêng kosher 按犹太教规的
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