Etymology
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kosher (adj.)

"ritually fit or pure, clean, lawful, conforming to the requirements of the Talmud" (especially of food), 1850, in early use also kasher, coshar, from Yiddish kosher, from Hebrew kasher "fit, proper, lawful," from base of kasher "was suitable, proper." Generalized sense of "correct, legitimate" is from 1896.

updated on April 10, 2016

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Definitions of kosher from WordNet
1
kosher (adj.)
conforming to dietary laws;
kosher meat
a kosher kitchen
Synonyms: cosher
kosher (adj.)
proper or legitimate;
2
kosher (n.)
food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law;
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