Adjective "kosher" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of food, or premises in which food is sold, cooked, or eaten) satisfying the requirements of Jewish law.
  1. 'Having placed their beliefs and trust in the national union, Jewish students expected, as promised, their religious requirements of kosher food to be met.'
  2. 'Or, scrub the pot with half a lemon sprinkled with kosher salt, and rinse thoroughly.'
  3. '‘Our wedding meal was the first kosher food we ever ate,’ recalled Sarah years later.'
  4. 'For kosher meat, Kashrut law stipulates that all meat must be consumed within 72 hours of slaughter.'
  5. 'But my mother was worried about how she would feed and care for four kids who could eat only kosher food.'
  6. 'That's when you combine kosher salt, brown sugar, juniper berries, and a lot of water.'
  7. 'Then he added it to a bowl with cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and brown sugar.'
  8. 'The soldier related that he was assigned to a remote base where there were no Jewish soldiers, no religious services, no kosher food and where it was impossible to keep Shabbat or any mitzvah at all.'
  9. 'Being hungry, I stopped at the cafeteria and asked if they had kosher food.'
  10. 'Now, thank God, we have two beautiful Jewish children attending Jewish day school, keep Shabbat and have a kosher kitchen.'
Genuine and legitimate.
  1. 'Something else about his movements wasn't kosher.'
  2. 'Despite its widespread popularity among Florida's politicians, the bond cap statute was not entirely kosher from a constitutional point of view.'
  3. '‘I recognised from the beginning that it wasn't kosher,’ she told the inspectors.'


Prepare (food) according to the requirements of Jewish law.
  1. 'Meat to be koshered must come from animals that have split hooves and chew their cud.'
  2. 'Foods that are made with fire - barbecue, anything baked in an oven - have to be koshered with fire.'
  3. 'All other oils not marked with a ` K’ have been made on equipment that may have been used for animal products and have been koshered in an acceptable manner.'
  4. 'Pot and utensils that cannot be koshered are put away and replaced with Passover dishes.'
  5. 'Liver may only be koshered through broiling, because of the preponderance of blood in it.'
  6. 'Those who are strict about eating only glatt kosher meat eat only meat that is koshered within the three days of Shechita.'


1. Judaism. fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws: kosher meat; kosher dishes; a kosher tallith. adhering to the laws governing such fitness: a kosher restaurant.

2. Informal. proper; legitimate. genuine; authentic. noun

3. Informal. kosher food: Let's eat kosher tonight. verb (used with object)

4. Judaism. to make kosher: to kosher meat by salting. Idioms

5. keep kosher, to adhere to the dietary laws of Judaism.|-

More examples(as adjective)

"palaces can be kosher for visits."

"beers can be kosher."

"products can be kosher."

"businesses can be kosher."

"meats can be kosher."

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Mid 19th century: from Hebrew kāšēr ‘proper’.


keep (or eat) kosher