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Variant of treif.
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(Judaism) Judaism ritually unfit to be eaten; not kosher
[Yiddish, from Hebrew terēphāh, literally: torn (i.e., animal meat torn by beasts), from tāraf to tear]
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unfit to be eaten, according to the Jewish dietary laws; not kosher.
[1835–45; < Yiddish treyf < Hebrew ṭərēphāh torn flesh, literally, something torn]
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|Adj.||1.||tref - not conforming to dietary laws|
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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